If you live or work in Hoosick Falls, New York, you are entitled to safe, clean water. If you or someone you love was injured because your water supply was not safe, we can help you seek financial compensation. We will help you fight to hold the appropriate municipality responsible for the costs of your medical care. We may also help you recoup your lost wages, pain and suffering compensation, and additional financial awards.
Hoosick Falls, New York, water contamination can entitle you or someone you love to monetary recovery. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we will help you establish the connection between your exposure and subsequent diagnosis. Our legal team will concentrate on your financial recovery while you concentrate on recovering your health. We will also ensure we file your case within the allotted time to avoid a potentially costly delay.
Dangerous Contaminants in Hoosick Falls Water
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, one of the primary contaminants causing concern in Hoosick Falls is Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when PFOA contaminates soil and groundwater, it can cause:
- Growth and development issues
- Reproductive harm
- Liver damage
Your personal injury lawyer will read and review your medical records with medical and subject matter experts. Our goal is to document the connection between your current health problems and the local water supply. We will also help you define the contaminants in your water to hold the municipality accountable for its failure to protect you.
How You Can Seek Compensation and Justice
Clean water is a basic necessity that you should be able to count on your municipality to provide. If your health suffered because of groundwater contamination, we will help you build a personal injury case. We will absorb all upfront costs and fight for your rights every step.
Because we work on a contingency-fee basis, you will pay nothing out of your pocket and can start fighting without concerns about legal fees. In lieu of hourly fees or retainers, we accept a percentage of your financial award. If you do not receive a financial award, you will owe us no legal fees.
How a Hoosick Falls Water Contamination Lawyer Can Help You
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we are committed to justice, fairness, and compensation for injured clients. If you or a loved one suffered damaged health because of dangerous water, we will help you fight for financial recovery.
To bolster and support your case, our law firm will:
- Read and review water testing and safety reports
- Read and review your medical records
- Assess the monetary damage you incurred
- Collect and organize evidence and documentation
- Handle all case-related communication
- Negotiate a fair and appropriate settlement
You do not have to handle your case alone. Our Hoosick Falls water contamination lawyers will protect you from speedy yet flawed settlement offers, bad faith insurance tactics, and other factors that could limit your financial award. When we handle your case, we’ll aim to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Hoosick Falls Residents Have Recovery Options
When you are ready to hold your municipality responsible for the damage to your health or your loved one’s health, you have two potential legal options. Your financial recovery options include:
- A class action lawsuit — You will join others seeking awards from the same defendant and share any resulting financial award
- An individual lawsuit — You will build a separate case against the municipality, seeking a financial award specific to your losses
The decision you make is personal. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our water contamination lawyers serving Hoosick Falls, New York will help you make the best decision.
Take Action on Your Recovery Option Now
If your municipality was negligent and failed to provide you with a safe, filtered, distilled water supply, you are entitled to seek compensation. The time you have to do so is limited as follows:
- According to CVP § 214, you generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit
- According to EPT § 5-4.1, you generally have two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit
Your Hoosick Falls, New York, water contamination lawyer will explain the statute of limitations, how it applies to your case, and any circumstances that may change the filing deadline. Because your case involves a government entity, you must also comply with notification deadlines, per GMU § 50-E.
The statute of limitations can be confusing, but you don’t have to worry. Your Hoosick Falls water contamination attorney will accurately interpret the statute of limitations and file your case on time.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Establish the Standard of Liability in Water Contamination Cases
Our lawyers build individual- and multiple-plaintiff personal injury cases on an at-fault party’s negligence. Our investigation will collect evidence that documents the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Establishing negligence can be a long and involved process. When our law firm represents you, we’ll take on this monumental task for you. We will document the legal elements of negligence and liability, including consulting experts to substantiate your case.
Compensation for Water Contamination Injuries and Illnesses
Water contamination can damage your health and lead to massive medical expenses. The municipality that failed to provide you with safe water can be held accountable for these costs. In addition to medical care, we’ll seek to recover awards for your:
- Past, present, and future lost wages
- Ongoing physical pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional distress
It can be easy to overlook some forms of compensation you are entitled to when building your personal injury case. When our Hoosick Falls water contamination attorneys handle your case, we’ll ensure we don’t overlook or omit any valid recoverable expenses or losses.
Get Your Free Hoosick Falls, New York, Water Contamination Case Review Today
If you are a resident or property owner in Hoosick Falls, New York, and water contamination adversely affected your health, we can help. A lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC will work to establish negligence and pursue the responsible municipality. Contact us to get a free case review today.