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SOURCE: Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.
According to attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, a lawsuit has been filed against the tire manufacturer, tour bus company, bus driver and bus manufacturer involved in the tour bus crash in upstate New York last summer.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
The personal injury attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman in New York, New York, recently filed a lawsuit stemming from one of the deadly tour bus crashes in New York last summer. The firm is representing several victims who were on vacation from India.
On July 17, 2011, the tour bus traveling from Washington D.C. to Niagara Falls crashed in upstate New York, about 60 miles south from Rochester, according to USA Today. Officials believe that the bus was traveling about 72 mph when one of the front tires blew out, causing the driver to lose control. The bus veered off the Interstate 390 and down an incline into a wooded area before it tipped over. Two bus passengers died in the crash and several others were severely injured.
According to papers filed in a Niagara County court, the personal injury lawsuit (index # 146963/2012) names tire manufacturer Bridgestone, tour bus company Bedore Tours, the driver of the bus and bus manufacturer Motor Coach Industries.
This is not the first time the attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman have represented clients injured in a serious bus accident. In fact, they continue to represent clients in Doomes v. Best Transit Corp. The case was recently heard by the New York Court of Appeals (No. 170, N.Y.Ct. App. Oct. 18, 2011), which found that Federal Regulation did not preempt the common law claims in state court. The material regulation involved required a seatbelt for the bus operator, but was silent regarding restraints for the passengers. The jury in the case found that seat belts should have been provided for the passengers.
In the tour bus crash case just filed, a seatbelt was provided for the tour bus driver, but not for the passengers. Given that the bus driver had his seatbelt on and was not injured, it is likely that many of the passengers would similarly have avoided harm with safety restraints as well.
The personal injury lawyers at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, along with their team of experienced support staff, have represented thousands of injured New Yorkers in the past 40 years and obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients. The firm handles serious personal injury cases throughout New York state, including cases involving nursing home negligence, elder abuse, slip-and-falls, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective medical devices and dangerous drugs.
To contact Jeff Lichtman or any of the accident attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, visit the firm’s website at http://www.tgllaw.com or call 888-253-1221.
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