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New York Wheelchair Injury Compensation Amounts

Although all New York City pedestrians should constantly scan their surroundings and the sidewalk and street surfaces they’re crossing, people traveling in wheelchairs must be even more vigilant. If they even briefly fail to keep checking traffic signs and signals, they’re far more likely to get hit while trying to cross busy streets or congested intersections. And if they are struck and injured, these disabled New Yorkers often face greater hurdles to receiving fair settlement or compensation amounts. For example, if you’ve been hurt badly in a wheelchair accident, recovering the lower wages often paid to the disabled may not go...

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Insights on Bronx car accidents leading to Spinal Injuries


Table Summary of Article Section Description Link Bronx Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Car Accidents Overview of spinal cord injuries in car accidents Read More Additional Facts and Statistics Statistics on car accidents causing spinal injuries Read More Serious Bronx Car Accidents Examples of recent serious car accidents in Bronx Read More Useful Terms and Definitions Definitions of spinal cord injury terms Read More SCI Symptoms to Watch For Symptoms indicating a spinal cord injury Read More Factors Affecting Settlements Factors influencing spinal cord injury settlements Read More Bronx Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Car Accidents Every week, more car accident victims suffer serious spinal cord injuries. While many of us assume these collisions involve other vehicles, only 43 percent of them occur...

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Recover Full Damages for Your Serious Slip and Fall Injuries in New York

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Summary Topic Details Building a Strong Case Searching for evidence and witnesses, identifying liable parties, contacting them, placing a value on the case, trying to settle, discovery process if needed Expert Witnesses Building inspector, flooring expert, accident reconstructionist, medical experts, vocational experts Factors in Case Value Severity of injury, jurisdiction, OSHA violations, ignoring safety notices, dangerous conditions, permanent disability Possible Damages Medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering - from $10,000 up to over $1 million Building a strong case increases the chances of an early settlement or a trial victory Searching for material evidence and witnesses. After we evaluate the facts you share with us, examine the accident scene, search for any...

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident


Suffering a slip and fall accident can be a frightening and painful experience. Even if your injuries seem minor at first, these accidents can have serious long-term effects. That's why it's so important to take the proper steps after a slip and fall to protect your health and legal rights. This guide will walk you through the key things you need to do following a slip and fall accident, from seeking medical treatment to documenting evidence to exploring your legal options. Taking the right actions quickly can make a big difference in your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and...

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The Role of Technology in Delivery Truck Accidents

Although properly trained and experienced delivery truck drivers can often limit their highway and road collisions, they still encounter far too many drunk, unlicensed, distracted, and negligent drivers traveling in nearby lanes. These same careful drivers must also regularly contend with older or poorly maintained trucks and other road vehicles that can suddenly malfunction, causing serious or even deadly accidents. To combat these realities, many responsible trucking companies and independent truck drivers install safety technology. This helps alert drivers about their own risky driving habits -- while also helping them minimize their chances of being hit or injured by uniquely dangerous...

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Surprising Facts About School Bus Crashes and Injuries in New York

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Approximately 100 fatal school transportation-related accidents occur annually. While most of those crashes involve actual school buses, others are commercial buses hired by school districts to drive their students to distant events. Once serious or fatal crashes occur, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has the discretion to get involved and investigate what caused any injuries or deaths. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Although school children are often harmed in these crashes, a slight majority of those injured are pedestrians hit by the school buses. Each time a new accident occurs, parents and school officials urge...

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How To Establish Delivery Truck Driver Liability In An Accident


Although box truck drivers can raise valid defenses in some cases, our New York City delivery truck accident attorneys have the experience necessary to thoroughly examine all the evidence, and then present compelling case arguments. However, proving liability can be a greater challenge if the delivery truck driver who hit you was not an actual employee of a large trucking company. Fortunately, we have the ready skills to carefully review the insurance policies of independent delivery truck drivers and then prove why they alone must pay all your damages. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. When the...

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Settlements


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be a life-altering experience, affecting not only your physical well-being but also your financial stability and emotional health. When faced with the daunting medical bills and lifestyle changes that come with TBI, many wonder: Should I settle or pursue a lawsuit? This article aims to navigate you through the complexities of this decision, exploring factors that influence settlement amounts and emphasizing the necessity of expert advice. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. [table-of-content] The High Stakes of TBI Settlements The Real Cost of TBI The immediate and long-term costs of TBI are often staggering. Medical...

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Car Crash Consequences: Legal Guide for Brain Injury Victims


Introduction Car accidents are an unfortunate and grim reality on the roads of New York. Every year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that result in various degrees of physical injuries. Some of these injuries are minor, causing only temporary discomfort, while others are severe, leading to long-term health issues. Among the most severe and complex injuries are brain injuries, which can manifest in subtle and often overlooked symptoms over time. As a law firm specializing in car accident and brain injury cases, Frekhtman and Associates understand the complexities and challenges associated with these types of injuries. We are committed to...

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NY Truck Drivers – Critical Training Can Save Lives


Over 3,500 people lost their lives due to distracted driving during 2021. Since professional truck drivers may spend as many as 240 nights a year away from home, they can clearly benefit from annual safety training. Furthermore, the added weight of many New York delivery trucks can often lead to their drivers’ mistakes causing catastrophic or fatal accidents. Fortunately, there are many available online and in-person truck driving safety training programs. All responsible New York employers should provide their delivery truck drivers with the chance to develop better defensive driving skills, while also finding new ways to recognize and decrease their...

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