For the most part, the headlines have faded and the speeches are over. As a result, the hundreds of thousands of families affected by the Flint Water Crisis often feel alone and abandoned. So, in more ways than one, the February 2018 town hall meeting was just what The Good Doctor ordered (pardon the pun).
Actor Hill Harper moderated a lively and informative discussion featuring community leaders, local politicians, and committed attorneys. The common denominator in all these presentations was that if you even think you might be eligible to join the ongoing lawsuit, you owe it to yourself and your family to explore that possibility.
Why You Should Sign Up for a Flint Claim
An estimated 100,000 individuals are eligible to join this legal action, but only about 15 percent of these people have signed up so far.
Misinformation is one of the biggest obstacles. Many people believe that they must be lifelong Flint residents, and probably even be residents of certain neighborhoods, to be eligible. But that’s simply not true. Almost any connection will do, such as:
- Business ownership,
- Church attendance,
- Short-term residence, or
- Caregiver responsibilities.
Experienced attorneys are available to answer your questions, determine your eligibility, and make the onboarding process as smooth as possible.
To give as many people as possible an opportunity to join the litigation, the judge has not yet set a deadline. But many in government and elsewhere are pressuring the court to make such a move as quickly as possible. Once the judge makes a decision, there will be almost no time left to sign up. For many, their last, best hope for justice will be gone.
The Difference at Napoli Shkolnik
Many people have heard stories about class-action settlements that make rich lawyers richer and offer almost nothing for victims. Therefore, they rightly ask “Why should I bother?”
Sadly, there are many legal and non-legal professionals who care more about their pocketbooks than they do about people. At Napoli Shkolnik, we do not pursue class-action cases unless they fit in with our goal, which is to bring justice to victims.
Large class-actions alert policymakers to the real scope of the problem, often spurring them into action. These cases also often result in very large verdicts, and money is the only language that many multinational companies understand.
The biggest difference at Napoli Law is that we work outside the courtroom for meaningful change. We participate in activities like the Flint Town Hall to spread the word, and we advocate for new laws that help prevent other people from becoming victims.
For more information about the Flint Water Crisis or other environmental torts, such as PFOA groundwater contamination, contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney from Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. Home, hospital, and after-hours visits are available.
Such an INSPIRING day in #Flint! I am so in awe of the resilience & strength of spirit of the residents of this amazing community that have suffered so much wrong doing. We will continue to fight for you!! For those who couldn’t make it go to: https://t.co/rsLnkQOjVc https://t.co/Pi6LQIuZAE— Hill Harper (@hillharper) February 19, 2018