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Burn Injuries

Burn Accident Lawyer New York

Burn injuries are often not talked about when it comes to accident litigation, but burn injuries are some of the most painful and can impact a person’s life in many ways. A severe burn injury does not heal quickly, and it can be extremely painful to deal with. Some burns can even last for a person's’ lifetime. Burn injuries are not uncommon in New York. In car accidents, burn injuries can happen frequently. Burn injuries can also be sustained in workplace accidents and from chemical exposure. Also, burns can happen in fires such as in apartment buildings. At Frekhtman & Associates, we...

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Burn Accident Statistics

Did you know that nearly half a million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States? There is also a civilian fire that happens every 2 hours and 40 minutes in this country, and there is a civilian fire injury happening every 34 minutes. Of the fires reported in 2015, 48 percent of those happened outside and 37 percent happened in structures like houses and other buildings. 13 percent of those fires were vehicle fires. There are many types of burns. Common burns include chemical burns, electric burns, friction burns, and flame injuries. Many burn injuries are preventable. Sometimes, burn...

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Update: Long Island City Fire Injures 8

This story is an update on a story that we posted about earlier this week. At least eight people have been injured in a fire that started in Queens on Tuesday night. Officials say that they got a call at around 8:30 in the evening about a fire that was blazing on the first floor of a four-story building. The building was located on 11-14 46th Street in Long Island City. 12 FDNY units and 65 firefighters responded to this incident. At least 8 civilians, maybe more, were hurt. One of them was critically injured and taken to the hospital. Three other people were...

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Police are Investigating Fires at Homes in Spring Valley

Police have been asking for the public to help them identify a man who was seen walking next to a house fire in Spring Valley earlier this month. They have found through their investigation that a fire set in a vacant home on Decatur Avenue was intentionally set. The police say the man who was shown to be wearing dark clothing is not a suspect. They just want to find him to see what information he is. Just a couple weeks after the first fire, firefighters encounter another blaze at a vacant house around a mile away. Although there is no apparent in, the...

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At Least 8 Hurt in Long Island City Apartment Fire

At Least 8 Hurt in Long Island City Apartment Fire

This is an emerging story. As more information becomes available about this story, we will keep you posted. A fire in Long Island City in Queens that broke out late Tuesday caused injury to eight people. At least one of these people was seriously injured. The fire started at an apartment on the first floor of a building located on 46th Avenue. It started around 10:40 at night. Many people inside the building heard sounds like an explosion and realized something was wrong. Firefighters ran to the first floor after they heard that a man was trapped inside. FDNY Deputy Chief Mark Ferran said, "He...

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Update: Bronx Fire Destroys 7 Businesses

This story is being updated from yesterday when we initially reported on it. A large blaze in the Bronx took out several businesses. This happened on Tuesday morning, and the information comes from the FDNY. There were no injuries reported. The fire started at around 5:30 in the morning inside 316 E. 194th Street in the Fordham Manor part of the Bronx. The fire grew quickly. It started as a two-alarm fire but after just fifteen minutes it was a five-alarm fire. Firefighters are reported to have come across heavy fire and smoke conditions. The fire was impacting all seven stores in the...

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Update: Barn Fire in Canandaigua

This story is recent as it was reported on April 24. Investigators are looking into what caused a large fire to burn in Canandaigua. The fire is reported to have started at around 11:15 at night on Monday between homes located on Gorham and Gibson Streets. According to neighbors, they heard explosions coming from the barn while the crews were fighting the fire. The firefighting crews have reported that the carriage barn was completely destroyed in the blaze. It has also been reported that no one was hurt in the fire. Investigators do not think that the fire was started under suspicious circumstances. If any...

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Father of Yorkville Fire Victim Files Notice of Claim

The father of a girl who died in a house fire in Oneida County in January has filed a notice of claim against the village and the volunteer hose company. The father’s lawyer said on Tuesday that if a different dispatch call had been made that possibly Taylor Melanie and Heather, her mother, would be alive today. The fire happened on January 18 in Yorkville. Officials reported that the roof caved in while firefighters were fighting the fire. Taylor, who was 7 at the time, died in the blaze. Heather, her 41-year-old mother, died a few days later. The call came in at...

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2 Teenagers Accused of Starting Fire in Auburn

2 Teenagers Accused of Starting Fire in Auburn

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged because of a large fire that caused damage to a vacant building on Perrine Street in Auburn. The police said witnesses saw the teenagers leaving the building just before the fire was reported. The teenage boys, both of them from Auburn, were found on Clark Street Road. They were both interviewed and then charged. Their names and photographs are not going to be released because they are minors. One of them, 16-years-old, was charged with fourth-degree arson and trespass. The other teenager was charged with trespassing. Police and other emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 11...

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Fire Destroys 7 Businesses in Bronx

On April 23, a five-alarm fire burned through many stores that were situated in a row. This incident occurred in the Fordham area of the Bronx. The fire started at East 194th Street at around 5:30 n the morning on Tuesday. Around 250 firefighters came to the scene with 50 pieces of equipment. Ladders were used to knock down some of the flames, and the fire was brought under control hours after they began fighting the blaze. The fire is reported to have destroyed seven businesses. These businesses included a pizza shop, barbershop, Chinese restaurant, and more. A grocery store was able to...

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