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Yearly Archives: 2019

Children of 9/11 Firefighters Honoring Their Fathers

October 10, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on FDNY

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, a very special graduation ceremony took place. It was a ceremony that will forever be memorable because along with accomplishing their dreams, some of these graduates were honoring their fathers, who either died as 9/11 firefighters or have since succumbed to cancer or a related illness because of their service on that day. Here’s to the graduating class of the FDNY Fire Academy. As reported in the New York Post, there were 301 graduates from the Fire Academy – 12 of whom are sons, and one daughter – of fallen 9/11 firefighters. This 2019 class… READ ARTICLE

Students of Lower Manhattan | 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Eligibility

September 24, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Survivors

Tens of thousands of students in Lower Manhattan breathed in 9/11 dust and experienced high levels of asbestos exposure which was released into the air by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One week after the attacks, students at the Downtown NYC schools — including 28 NYC public schools, the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Pace University, and New York Law School — were promised, falsely, by EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman that the air was “safe to breathe” and the water clean to drink. Based on this false promise, over 40,000 students and 3,000 teachers returned to… READ ARTICLE

The Difficulty in Securing Proof of Presence for WTC VCF Claims

September 16, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 VCF New Claim Form

As experienced 9/11 WTC lawyers, Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP has helped thousands of families with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims process. We know all the requirements of each step. One of the difficulties many of our clients have when preparing their VCF claims is gathering “Proof of Presence” documents, properly prepared and detailed witness affidavits, and any other necessary proof. Why do we highly recommend that you register with the 9/11 Fund now? Because registration is the first step before gathering and submitting the required Proof of Presence documentation. Proof of Presence documents are specific records (e.g., work… READ ARTICLE

Remembering Those Lost or Still Suffering from the September 11th Attacks

September 11, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Anniversary

Today, 18 years later, we remember every person whose life was impacted by the September 11th attacks. Mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, children and friends – whose lives were taken on this tragic day.  Each year, the 9/11 lawyers at Turley Hansen & Rosasco, LLP remember the great loss that so many families and friends have endured. We have met all too many people who to this day are suffering from the untimely loss of loved ones. We’ve heard their pain and frustration. We devote 100% of our firm to fight for these people and families… READ ARTICLE

Why Choose Us: Experienced 9/11 Attorneys Working Exclusively with 9/11 Survivors and Families

August 26, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Lawyer Representation

We know that navigating the legal hurdles of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) can be a frustrating, complicated, and time-consuming process. This is exactly why our team of 9/11 attorneys work exclusively and passionately for survivors and families who were in Lower Manhattan between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002. If you have become ill due to a 9/11-related illness, we can help take the legal burden off you, so that you can focus on what is most important: you, your health, and your family. Turley Hansen and Rosasco, LLP is the only law firm in the nation… READ ARTICLE

Timeline and Process for Filing VCF Claims with Our 9/11 Lawyers

July 30, 2019

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

On average, the timeline to process your VCF claim is two years from the date your VCF claim is “fully submitted” to the date you receive your award payout. We will process your claim as soon as possible so that you and/or your family receive your award as soon as possible.  The 9/11 Fund will also “expedite” a claim and make a decision and issue an award payment in two-to-three months for cases that involve: “…terminal illness, or where significant, imminent financial hardship, such as foreclosure or homelessness, exists and is documented.” Expedited claim status must be officially requested by… READ ARTICLE