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Navigating New York: A Closer Look at Tractor-Trailer Safety in the City

Since tractor trailers are frequently used to haul building materials to constructions sites, they’re regularly driven through the Bronx and New York City’s other boroughs. Unfortunately, these routine trips are once again leading to far more serious and fatal collisions that tend to slow down or even halt highway and road traffic for hours. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. [table-of-content] Understanding Dangerous Events To provide a better understanding of these dangerous events, this article reviews some of the most recent tractor trailer truck accidents, the types of injuries people often sustain, and the factors that most often cause...

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Ride at Your Own Risk: Scooters’ Dark Side Exposed

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Although many of us have pleasant memories of riding scooters as kids, the more modern, motorized versions of them can quickly turn dangerous. In fact, on Father’s Day 2023, a six-year-old boy in East Harlem suffered multiple skull fractures and other injuries after a man riding a blue scooter hit him. The accident occurred near Jefferson Park on East 111th Street and First Avenue. Early reports indicate that the boy suffered a “bleed on his brain.” He was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment. This awful event caused many New Yorkers to recall the tragic scooter accident that killed...

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EP 05 S 09: How To Prove Pain And Suffering In Personal Injury Claims

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Join New York City personal injury trial attorney, Arkady Frekhtman, in an enlightening discussion on the implications and real-life experiences of pain in personal injury cases. Drawing from an intriguing book called "The Body in Pain" by Elaine Scarry, Arkady discusses how the book's philosophies can be applied to trials, highlighting the challenges in proving pain and the ways in which the impact of injury transcends the physical into the psychological and mental realms, altering the victim's relationship with the world and themselves. [buzzsprout episode='13356721' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS SUMMARY: In New...

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NYC’s Ultimate Guide to TBI: Treatment Centers & Legal Rights


Each year, far too many New Yorkers must cope with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by tragic falls at work, serious car and truck accidents, or other damaging events. Fortunately, our team of experienced New York brain injury accident attorneys are fully prepared to help you once we accept your case. And while we’re busy conducting a thorough investigation into the events leading up to your head trauma – you’ll need to immediately obtain the best medical treatment possible at a fully qualified hospital or specialized brain trauma center. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Hopefully, the...

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Hidden Risks of Construction Tools You Should Know

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As we move even further out of the pandemic slowdown, construction activity keeps increasing. Unfortunately, this is leading to an escalation of serious construction site accidents. In fact, the 2022 New York Construction Safety Report states that in 2022, there were 554 injuries and eleven (11) fatalities – compared to only 505 injuries and nine fatalities in 2021. The five most dangerous pieces of construction site equipment often play major roles in these new accidents. Construction site supervisors must share comprehensive safety guidelines with all their workers, especially when newer or refurbished pieces of equipment are being used. What follows is...

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Truck Driver Fatigue: A Leading Cause of Accidents in New York – Stats & Safety Measures


Too many fatal accidents in New York and surrounding areas are caused by fatigued truck drivers who ignore federal driving safety regulations. In fact, CFR Section 395.3 specifically states that commercial truck drivers cannot start a new job shift until after they’ve been off work for 10  consecutive hours. When this safety statute is ignored, many other drivers can be easily injured since large trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times as much as most passenger vehicles. During the past decade, one of the worst trucker fatigue accidents involved a Walmart truck driver who hit another vehicle on the New Jersey...

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Electric Vehicle Fire Accidents: Navigating Safety, Prevention, and Legal Support


Fortunately, electric vehicle fires are far less common than those often seen on major freeways when gas-powered trucks and passenger cars collide and suddenly ignite. However, a single electric vehicle (EV) fire can prove so dangerous that it can require extensive fire department time and resources to fully extinguish it. Savvy car buyers should keep evaluating new EV technologies before purchasing one and possibly suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries. Anyone seriously harmed due to one of these fires deserves the help of a fully competent electrical vehicle accident lawyer who will be gathering evidence and documenting the incident. Here’s additional information about...

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Winning Personal Injury Cases Against Insurer Bad Faith Tactics

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Plaintiffs often assume that painful surgeries and medical treatments are the greatest challenges facing them after suffering serious injuries inflicted by a negligent defendant. Unfortunately, they’ll soon learn that the greatest threat of all is posed by deceitful insurance companies that rely on unethical practices to deny or manipulate even the most valid claims. In fact, many well-known insurance companies often quickly deny most claims in hopes of maximizing company shareholder profits. This practice is especially disturbing when the defendant’s liability is clear, and the badly injured policyholder has an immediate need to keep receiving the best medical care available. The following...

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EP 04 S 09: Defense Tricks, How To Beat Them!!!


In today's podcast, renowned New York City personal injury trial attorney Arkady Frekhtman breaks down a recent case verdict from Georgia. With a deep dive into the defense attorney's strategies and tactics, Arkady explains how insurance companies and their legal teams try to devalue cases, specifically focusing on how they question the credibility of the plaintiff. [buzzsprout episode='13059848' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS SUMMARY: He highlights key tactics used by the defense, including casting doubts on the plaintiff's injuries, insinuating fraud, and raising questions about medical treatments and their cost. Arkady also introduces...

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Teenagers and Sports-Related Brain Injuries: The Silent Epidemic, Prevention, and Statistics

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Each day, close to 190 Americans die due to traumatic brain injuries. Even moderate head injuries can cause long-term harm. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are among those most at risk. And teens active in high school sports must exercise great caution since even concussions can lead to troubling impairments. While helmets can help limit damage, they are not customarily worn by boys and girls during basketball and soccer games. And helmet usage is not yet universal for girls due to the non-contact rules that govern their lacrosse games. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to quickly determine the...

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