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Food Borne Illness Lawsuit In NY

Food Borne Illness Lawsuit In NY

Did you get sick from tainted food? Experienced Food Borne Illness Attorneys in Upstate NY

When people get sick at a hotel or restaurant the health department or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) often investigates to determine the cause of the common illness. The illnesses are often recognizable, such as E. coli, Legionnaires disease, listeria, norovirus, and salmonella. In many of these situations, even though the case was investigated, proper actions may not have been taken by that establishment in order to prevent future outbreaks or warn future patrons. As a result, more people may get sick and suffer injuries.

At the law offices of Hacker Murphy, we understand the questions and concerns that clients often have after they or a loved one have been injured as the result of a foodborne or waterborne illness outbreak. Our attorneys strive to uncover all facts in the case, in order to determine who is at fault. Whether the illness resulted from a tainted product that should have been discarded or was recalled or existed in a location that was improper, we can move forward with a case on your behalf in order to recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Contact us today for more information on these types of cases.

Lack of Alert

Many of these types of cases stem from the lack of alert. This means that the public and patrons of that establishment were not properly alerted to the illness that was previously discovered and could potentially still be lurking. As a result, the hotel, restaurant, or other location may be responsible for the injuries suffered by guests who unknowingly put themselves in harm’s way.

Outbreak Fatalities

Unfortunately, when outbreaks occur, there is an increased chance that fatalities will also occur. When these deaths are the result of someone else’s negligence or lack of alert, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against any and all negligent parties. Though our firm understands that nothing can bring the loved one back, we are committed to helping surviving family members seek justice and compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Contact an Experienced Foodborne Illness Lawyer Today

These types of cases can be complicated and require skilled assistance. Let our highly respected and experienced firm help you. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.

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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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