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Accident Injuries

How to Estimate the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

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After being seriously hurt in a Bronx motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall incident, a workplace mishap, or another painful event, plaintiffs naturally wonder how much their personal injury cases may be worth. Usually, the severity of the injury, coupled with the surgeries and treatments required play central roles in this process Summary Topic Section Factors affecting case value Insurance company tactics Medical expenses Medical expense questions Property losses Property losses Lost earnings Loss of earnings Insurance evaluation methods Three key approaches Comparative negligence How comparative negligence issues Common misconceptions Common misconceptions Insurance company adjustors constantly try to minimize all settlement awards Before discussing three of the main methods that insurance companies use while trying to calculate the full...

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

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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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Rising Crane Accidents in New York City: Causes, Consequences, and Legal Recourse

Construction site cranes play a crucial role in helping workers lift and move heavy loads of materials to higher building levels. And while some cities employ a majority of their cranes on residential and mixed-use projects, they’re still highly visible on many New York City construction sites. In fact, even though crane accidents may have decreased during the COVID-19 work slowdown, they appear to be increasing again. [table-of-content] New crane accidents happen frequently within the broader New York City area During March of 2023, just north of New York City in Westchester County, two construction workers were injured due to a crane collapse...

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EP 02 S 09: How a Personal Injury Lawyer Works Up a Car Accident Case for Success!

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Works Up a Car Accident Case for Success

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Works Up a Car Accident Case for Success! [buzzsprout episode='12664376' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS SUMMARY: At Frekhtman and Associates, we take pride in our thorough and strategic approach to personal injury cases, especially when it comes to car crashes. Join us for an inside look at our process, as we review a recent case and highlight the steps we take to build a strong case for maximum results. From determining liability and venue to advocating for our client's medical treatment, our team of experienced attorneys is committed to...

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EP 01 S 09: Do I Have To Wait To Settle? #ShortCast

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Rear-Ended at Red Light: Liability Explained and do we have to wait to settle? [buzzsprout episode='12547845' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS SUMMARY: In this shortcast, the host of Trial Stories, Arkady Frekhtman, responds to a listener's question about settling a personal injury case. The listener and their girlfriend were rear-ended by a truck while stopped at a red light, and the liability is clear. The listener's girlfriend has finished her treatment, but the listener is still receiving medical treatment. Arcadia advises that each person can settle at different times, as they are both...

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EP 09 S 08: Can You Guess the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Jury Verdict or Settlement ?

A deep dive into recent NY verdicts & settlements for Traumatic Brain Injury lawsuits in premises liability, car accidents, construction accidents, and medical malpractice. We also discuss mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post concussive syndrome verdicts. [buzzsprout episode='12084628' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS [table-of-content] Full Transcript Welcome to Trial Stories, an informative discussion of civil justice with a focus on the human story. I'm your host, Arkady Frekhtman, a New York City trial lawyer passionate about helping serious injury victims and their families. Hi everybody. This is Arkady Frekhtman and welcome. Our channel...

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