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NYC Construction Site Accident Attorneys Discuss How Falling Object Accidents Expose Workers and Innocent Pedestrians To Grave Risks

In New York City’s boroughs and beyond, falling objects repeatedly threaten the safety and well-being of innocent bystanders and workers alike explain NYC construction site accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn. The region is one of the most densely populated in the entire country, and the prevalence of high-rise structures increases gravity-related accidents. Sometimes, larger objects like crane booms fall to the ground, resulting in injury and/or death. For example, in February 2016, a boom crashed to the ground in TriBeCa, killing a man from the Upper West Side. Smaller objects can also severely injure private citizens...

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Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Options for Addressing Back Pain

Once you develop serious back pain after a catastrophic fall at work or a major car accident, you’ll be ready to try almost anything to properly manage it explains one of the New York personal injury lawyers at the F&A accident law firm in Manhattan. While surgery may be your orthopedist’s first suggestion if your pain is almost unbearable – you may be able to pursue a less invasive approach of six weeks of physical therapy if your pain is more moderate. As is noted in the June 2017 Consumer Reports magazine’s back pain cover story, more and more doctors are...

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Car Accident Lawyers Examine the Link Between Marijuana and Auto Accidents

The loss of life on the nation’s highways has increased over the past two years explain auto accident lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates in New York. In 2015, the fatalities increased seven percent over the 2014 figure of 35,398, to 37,757. The National Safety Council estimates 2016 traffic deaths at 40,200, another six-percent increase over the number of fatalities in 2015. Some pin part of the blame on the rising use of marijuana. Almost half of all states now allow the use of medical marijuana and/or recreational marijuana. Colorado and Washington led the way in legalizing the use of recreational marijuana. Now,...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Settlement Following Fatal Crash Involving A Truck Driver on Drugs

The family of a Freehold, New Jersey, woman killed in a crash involving a semi wants a new law requiring methadone testing for interstate truckers explains a semi truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in New York. Accident Details The 50-year-old woman was waiting in her Honda at a red light when a semi tractor-trailer rear-ended the passenger vehicle with such force that it ended up on the other side of the intersection. The fiery accident happened on March 31, 2014, on southbound Route 9 at Old Mill Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Under the Influence of Drugs After the...

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Major NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Overview

The National Football League (NFL) has long been accused of ignoring the damaging effects of brain injuries on its players.  Even though they were presented with evidence of the risks of repetitive traumatic brain injuries many years ago, they did not share the information with players, concealed some information and did not take enough steps to prevent further injuries including NFL concussion head injuries and their severe aftermath. As such, they were hit with a major lawsuit to pay for damages and medical expenses of NFL retirees. The suit, which was filed in 2011, is officially called National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation,...

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NYC Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Discuss Knockdown Car Accidents in the Five Boroughs

While city officials have worked hard to reduce pedestrian accidents during recent years, they keep occurring regularly in all five New York City boroughs explains Arkady Frekhtman, one of the pedestrian accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm in Brooklyn.  On March 24, 2017, a one-year-old girl was struck and killed in Queens by a truck driver. The mother and her baby girl were hit while they were in the crosswalk at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 94th Street. The police officers who responded to the scene found the little girl suffering from severe head trauma and bodily injuries. She...

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NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement: Recent Developments That Can Help Your Case

The battle for compensation to NFL players over football concussions has gone on seemingly forever, despite being only six years. Within this time, we've seen a long struggle for NFL players who still suffer the effects from their injuries. At the same time, we've seen a lot of confusion and protracted arguments over how much these players should receive in settlement money. Two years after the initial lawsuit first filed in 2011, there was a $765 million settlement in the works. You likely remember when the federal judge overseeing this case didn't think the settlement money would cover all the medical...

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Brooklyn Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Alleged Distracted Driving And $120 Million Suit

A fatal semi truck accident has resulted in the filing of a $120 million wrongful death lawsuit explains a Brooklyn truck accident attorney at the Frekhtman & Associates injury law firm. The suit alleges that distracted driving is to blame. The crash happened about nine miles west of Odessa, Texas, at about 11 a.m. on December 22, 2016. Large Truck Veers Into Oncoming Traffic A Peterbilt crane, followed by a Peterbilt truck and flatbed trailer, was southbound on FM 866. When the driver of the crane slowed it down to make a turn, the second truck hit it from behind. This caused...

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NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses New Treatment for Serious Injury: Platelet Rich Plasma

Recovery time is critical for all who suffer serious physical injuries, especially when they’re professional sports figures like Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, baseball’s Garrett Richards, and others. Each of these individuals have either received platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments or considered undergoing them at some point during their lives explains an accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in New York City. When you obtain these treatments, a doctor or other healthcare professional injects a needle into your body to remove about 30 millileters of your blood before placing it in a centrifuge. During that process, your platelets will be...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses Semi in Rear-end Collision

A semi tractor-trailer that allegedly failed to stop in time in slowing traffic set off a chain reaction collision on the Cross Bronx Expressway. The accident happened at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, in the northbound lanes near Webster Avenue says a tractor trailer accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. Accident Details An NYPD highway inspector said that a big rig stopped in the middle lane and a Ford pickup truck pulled up behind it. Then, another 18-wheeler crashed into the Ford pickup truck and a Toyota Corolla. Ultimately, the pickup truck was wedged under the...

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