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Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss Fatal MTA Bus Accident

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A 7-year-old boy riding a battery-powered motorized scooter was killed after being struck by an MTA bus crash in the Bronx on May 26th, 2018, police say. The child was struck on East 184th St. and Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights around 3:30 pm. The child was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses say the reason why the bus driver did not see the boy in time was that the 7-year-old came zooming down the sidewalk, down a hill, and into the street. The sidewalk is behind a building, so it created a blind spot for the bus...

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Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss MTA Bus Crashing Into FDNY Fire Truck

More than a dozen people sustained injuries when a fire truck and a city bus collided in Queens on Sunday, June 26 explains Arkady Frekhtman of the F&A Injury Law Firm, New York City Bus Accident Lawyers. The FDNY fire engine was westbound on Ditmars Boulevard when it collided with an MTA bus northbound on 21st Street. The crash occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. The fire engine was en route to an "all hands fire" on 26th Avenue in Astoria. At the time of the collision, there were five firefighters on the fire truck and 13 passengers, and a driver on the...

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Injury Lawyer Discusses Dog Bites

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Dog bites are more common that most people realize. Unfortunately, even family pets can bite and cause serious injury, or even death. In fact, 31 deaths were caused by dog attacks in 2013. Kids are the most at risk because they are shorter and therefore, often face to face with a dog. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, injuries that occur to children ages 4 and under are most likely to be to the head and neck. Between 2010 and 2012, over 350,000 children ages 14 and under were bitten by a dog. Injury lawyer, Frekhtman & Associates, realize that dog...

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Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents in Brooklyn

Motorcyclists blend in regularly with all the cars, trucks, and taxis traveling in and out of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods every day. Whether heading to work or one of the singular tourist attractions, everyone quickly learns how important defensive driving can be to survive the rush hours here. During the last four of five years, Brooklyn’s heavy traffic has played a key role in far too many of the area’s accident injuries and fatalities. Given their added lack of physical protection, too many motorcyclists wind up being seriously injured or even killed here. Here is a brief review of three deadly Brooklyn motorcycle accidents...

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Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss Jury Award In Queens MTA Bus Collision

New York City Bus Accident Lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm discuss a recent jury verdict in Queens involving a serious MTA bus crash. On Friday, April 15, a jury in Queens, New York, awarded $12.5 million to a man injured in a bus accident that happened in 2009. The jury found the bus driver and his employer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) liable, according to a report in the New York Post. MTA Bus Accident Details Just before the accident, a traffic enforcement official instructed the man to pull his van over to a bus stop because it was blocking...

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Update: MTA Bus Action Plan

The MTA unveiled a Bus Action Plan on Monday to improve their service. This plan includes measures that are sweeping and mean to improve the reliability and speed of the bus service in NYC. They are looking to modernize the network as the MTA bus has been losing ridership over the years. The plan is being presented by NYC Transit President Andy Byford. He is looking to reinvent the service. He wants to evaluate every bus route and revamp the entire program. They are looking to meet many initiatives that will be completed ranging from short-term to long-term. Changes include the MYmta app...

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MTA Driver Arrested for Hitting Pedestrian While Driving Drunk

On April 27, an intoxicated MTA bus driver was arrested. The driver, Raquel James, was driving while drunk along Rockaway Parkway and Winthrop Street in Brooklyn. This happened at around 3 in the morning. While driving, he hit a female pedestrian. This information comes from the police. James was taken into custody. He has been charged with multiple charges including vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and more. The extent of the injuries to the pedestrian is not known at this time. If we learn any more details about this accident, we will keep you posted. This is an emerging story. If you’ve been seriously...

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Tips from a Brain Injury Attorney on How to Recognize TBI

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Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force. Nearly 1.7 million people suffer from a TBI each year resulting in 52,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes account for most TBI-related deaths in those 5–14 years old and almost half in those 15–24 years old. Though symptoms from a TBI can manifest immediately after an injury, sometimes they will not occur until weeks later. Therefore, here are some tips on how to recognize TBI from a traumatic brain injury attorney. Those that suffer from mild traumatic brain injury may exhibit signs of: short-term loss of consciousness confusion headache,...

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When to Consult with NY Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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How do you know if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice? And how do you know if it’s time to find a personal injury lawyer and launch a lawsuit? The answer isn’t as simple as it might initially appear. After all, people who go to the doctor are already sick or injured. How do you demonstrate that your failure to get the results you expected proves that the doctor was negligent or incompetent? In general, medical malpractice can be defined as occurring when a doctor or other practitioner harms his patient through incompetence or negligence. Although what constitutes medical malpractice is different...

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What should you do immediately following an automobile accident?

It happens in the blink of an eye. No one expects an automobile accident, but if it happens, it's important to know What you should do immediately following an automobile accident? If you are in a car accident where you feel you have been the victim, it's important to know how to protect yourself and receive any compensation that may be owed to you.  In this situation, most people do not think to record their observations. Take note of as many details as possible relating to the accident. Something as small as a skid mark on the ground or a person’s...

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