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What to do if you've been injured by a defective product

What do you do if your injured by a defective productWhat do you do if your injured by a defective productThe strength of your legal case is a direct result of the actions you take after a defective product has caused injury.

Seek medical attention. A record of your injury is of the utmost importance. Visit a doctor or hospital immediately upon sustaining a harmful product injury.
Report the accident. Do not give a verbal or written statement before speaking with a product liability lawyer. If at work, report the accident to your supervisor and contact your insurance company.

Compile evidence. Immediately take photographs of the accident location and the product that caused the accident. Write down your account of the situation, including your actions that preceded the accident. Get the contact information of any witnesses. 
Do not communicate on social media. Resist the impulse to share your experience publicly. Your legal case could be affected by the opposition taking your words and using them against you. 

Call Litman and Litman, P.C.  Taking swift action will influence the outcome of your case. With product liability cases, it’s essential to secure valuable evidence and record a clear account of the sequence of events. 

Call us today for a free evaluation by our proven product liability attorneys. You don’t pay us a penny unless we recover damages for you.
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Actions To Take If You Are In Car Accident

Car accidents are always unexpected and hugely stressful stay calm and try to control your emotions. Get support from people you feel you can trust.:

  1. Be Safe
  • Move the car out of harm’s way, such as the shoulder of the road if the car accident is minor.
  • If unable to move the car, confirm that the vehicle is in Park position, turn the engine off, and engage the hazard lights.
  • Check that it is safe for you to get out of the car and then do so.
  • If available, use warning triangles or safety cones to alert others of the accident.
  1. Seek Help
  • Check for injuries - your own and others who are involved; always err on the side of calling an ambulance if injuries are questionable.
  • Contact the police, no matter how minor the accident. A police report is useful in the claims process while determining who was at fault.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident if you are the driver who has injured a pedestrian or the other driver. You could be considered a hit-and-run driver and subject to criminal penalties.
  1. Gather Information
  • Collect details from others involved in the accident.
    • Drivers and passengers: names and contact information
    • Driver's license numbers
    • License plate numbers
    • Vehicle descriptions (make, model, year)
    • Insurance companies and policy numbers
    • Eyewitnesses: names and contact information
    • Location of accident - exact address, if possible
    • Police officer: name and badge number
  • Capture photos of all vehicles involved and the accident scene
  • Only sign your insurance form or police report, no other documents
  • Cooperate but do not admit to fault
  1. File a Claim
  • A claim can be started immediately at the location of the accident
  • Keep track of medical expenses
  • Keep track of repair expenses
  • A claim can also be filed online
  • Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible
  1. Call for Vehicle Assistance

Contact your insurance company or local towing business for roadside help if your vehicle cannot be driven

  1. Contact Litman & Litman, P.C.

Litman & Litman PC car accident lawyers are available around the clock to answer your call and evaluate the circumstances of your accident. We will take a straightforward approach to evaluating your circumstances, your claim, and your chances of receiving a judgment.

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3 Million Dollar Judgement Awarded but would rather have their Dad back.

August 14, 2013 by JOHN VALENTI AND ELLEN YAN / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


An Islip Terrace man was killed after losing control of his cement truck on Sunrise Highway in Holbrook Wednesday, Suffolk police said.

John Gagliano, 57, was thrown from his 1990 Mack Truck after it struck a median and overturned at 7:39 a.m., just west of Nicolls Road, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Eastbound lanes were closed until 1 p.m.

Investigators are looking into reports by witnesses who saw the front left tire blow out, police said.

The truck is owned by Giaquinto Masonry Inc. in Deer Park, police said, and was impounded for a safety check by the department's Motor Carrier Safety Section. Calls to the company were not immediately returned or answered. Gagliano's brother-in-law Gary Innes said Gagliano was a safe driver in a job he took after more than 20 years as a New York City firefighter.

The father of seven was not just a "workaholic," he needed a paycheck because three children are in college, Innes said.

"He'd do anything for his family and friends -- give the shirt off his back," said Innes, of Deer Park.

Three months before the 2001 terrorism attacks on the World Trade Center, Gagliano had submitted his FDNY retirement papers, Innes said, but when 17 of his station house colleagues died at Ground Zero, he pulled the papers back and worked another three years.

Gagliano was the same driver who lost control of another cement truck seven years ago on Sunrise Highway in East Moriches. That crash accidentally killed state transportation worker Patrick Mapleson who was making road repairs, police said.

According to court papers, Gagliano said he was distracted because he was trying to grab a water bottle when he lost control.

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