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If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another person or organization, it is important to know your legal rights. Keeping current on relevant legislation and court decisions involving personal injury and medical malpractice claims is an important part of recognizing and asserting your rights.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., we have dedicated our careers to helping people throughout New York with issues ranging from car accidents and workplace accidents to birth injuries and surgical errors. We have created this Blog for the purpose of informing injury victims on new developments in legal areas that affect them.

We also hope this Blog allows us to learn more about your concerns. We invite you to share your opinions, worries and questions about the topics we discuss on these pages.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us today, and please check back for regular updates. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-4-TGLAW to discuss your specific legal problem.

Flushable Wipes Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Status

Flushable wipes were sold with the idea that they could be flushed without problems. However, some consumers, particularly Dr. Joseph Kurtz, filed a lawsuit claiming that the wipes caused serious plumbing issues in his home. Cottonelle and Costco-brand are the makers of flushable wipes. The main issue in the lawsuit is that the companies misled the consumers. Thus the idea that the wipes were flushable was false and therefore misleading.  According to Kurtz, many consumers all over the country suffered from the following issues:

Circus Rigging Collapses, Injuring 9; OSHA Investigating

The circus is always a buzz of activities. Performers are always looking to entertain their guests so that they can have the best time. However, these performers are prone to injuries especially slip and fall accidents when they are entertaining. One such case happened when the rigging collapsed and injured nine performers.

Farm Worker Gets $4M for Genital Mutilation Injury

When you use your driller at home, the last thing that you would expect is for the machine to malfunction and mutilate your genitals. This is what happened to Gerald Lymon when he was working on a farm using a driller. The machine caught his clothing and eventually stripped the skin on his genitals. The injury led to the jury awarding him four million dollars for his injuries.

Can a School Be Sued for a Shooting?

School shootings have become quite common in America. There have been cases where the parents and families of victims have sued the schools for these shootings. The idea behind the lawsuits is to place the blame on an individual or institution in order to recover the damages brought about by the violent actions of the students. Here are some reasons why parents are suing schools for shootings:

Golf Cart Injuries, Deaths Can Lead to Lawsuits

Golf carts are common at the golf course and they carry two golfers and their clubs. However, there are times when these carts can lead to serious injuries. A fall can be fatal, as in the case of Stephen Canfield, who fell out of the cart and broke his neck. This is what led to his death. There were other people in the golf cart - the driver and two passengers, who did not get injuries in the accident.

After the Deposition, What Happens Next?

Undergoing an interrogation by any government authority is quite a stressful situation. It therefore comes as no surprise that many people are usually so anxious and stressed out when making their depositions. However, what is even more stressful is the uncertainty of what is going to happen next. Will they come after you because you did not give the right information or something? Some of the things that people think about are completely far from the actual case. Here are a few things that you can expect to take place after the deposition concludes:

Alleged Jaywalker, 84, Sues NYPD Over Beating

It is common to see pedestrians cross the street on intersections that they are not supposed to. This is sometimes the case when you cross the road when the traffic light has signaled cars to move. If you have ever done this, then you are guilty of jaywalking. In the spirit of ensuring that pedestrians cross the road when it is safe, officers can demand for their identification after they illegally cross the street and issue them a fine. However, these officers are not allowed to refuse with your identification or harass you because of jaywalking. This is what happened to a pedestrian, Kang Chun Wong.

Disabled Womans Parents Sue Walmart Over Shoplifting Arrest

Sad is a story of policemen and shopping mall security personnel attacking a mentally disabled lady as if she were an Al Qaeda terrorist on the loose. The story of the then 25-year-old Jodi Kozma back in 2012 was a really disturbing sight of the authorities mishandling a person with ‘special needs’. Jodi Kozma had gone shopping with her grandmother at a Livonia Wal-Mart when she faced accusation of having shoplifted hair ties. The next thing witnessed by any bystander was Jodi in handcuffs and held down to the floor by the Livonia police.

Determining if an Injury was Due to Negligence

When someone suffers from accidents or an injury, he or she can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for these injuries. Usually, the attorney argues negligence on the part of the defendant. In this case, the counsel means that the defendant acted in a careless way and his carelessness contributed to the injuries of his client.

Car Accident FAQ

Car accidents have become so commonplace nowadays. They are occurring so much and in many countries, they are the leading cause of deaths. People not only break bones, lose teeth and have their cars damaged but scores lose their lives. It is sad to know that even public service vehicles are involved in accidents causing the death of very many people. A quick search on the web will reveal some questions often brought about concerning car accidents. Here are some of them:

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