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New York Automobile Accident Attorney Explains if OBEL Coverage is Necessary


Here at the New York Accident Attorneys of Frekhtman & Associates, we advise New York car insurance holders to consider purchasing OBEL i.e. Optional Basic Economic Loss coverage. Along with basic insurance coverage, OBEL coverage provides protection to automobile accident victims with an additional $25,000 which can be used to cover medical expenditures and lost wages. There are various types of insurance covers that provide compensation for medical bills/or lost earnings in case of an auto accident. OBEL coverage is optional coverage and is not mandatory. If you obtain this coverage then it will provide an additional benefit of $25,000 which...

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NY Workers Comp Lawyer Note Radiation Exposure

Radioactive waste has been stored rather uneventfully at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico for well over a decade. An old salt mine has been used to isolate containers of radioactive waste far underground. The containers have been transported to the site from old bomb-making factories and other Defense Department facilities located around the country. Two Accidents in Nine Days Now, two incidents have happened within nine days of each other. First, a truck hauling salt deep in the mine caught fire. Then, on Feb. 14, radioactive particles were detected in and around the plant. Now, 13 workers have tested...

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Brain Injury Lawyer Notes Case Of Bedridden Boxer

Prior to a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2, Magomed Abdusalamov was unbeaten in 18 matches. In fact, no bout had gone past the fifth round. His fight against Mike Perez was one that promised to launch him on a trajectory toward a possible heavyweight title fight. Undetected Brain Injury However, this boxing match was different, very different. First, it went the full 10 rounds, and Perez prevailed in a unanimous decision. Second, it was a particularly rough fight for both boxers. As state-paid doctors examined the men in the aftermath, Abdusalamov was determined to have a broken nose....

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Natural Gas Well Explosion

A Feb. 11 explosion at a Chevron natural gas well has left a worker injured and another worker missing. The well is located in Dunkard Township in Greene County, near the Pennsylvania - West Virginia border. The accident site is approximately 50-miles south of Pittsburgh. Early Morning Explosion A spokesperson for Chevron stated that the event occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. at the Lanco 7H well run by Chevron Appalachia. When the explosion happened, the company immediately initiated pre-established emergency response procedures, according to the spokesperson. Chevron also sought out assistance from a specialist in natural gas well fires and explosions, Wild...

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NYC Harlem Gas Explosion & Injury Attorney

NTSB's investigation would look to Origin of gas leak from outside or inside the premises Cause of leak Ignition sources Repairs to pipeline Was the pipe encroached upon? NY Gas Explosion and Fire Accident Law Firm - Frekhtman & Associate's spoke with one leading expert in the field of gas explosions who told us "Frost can be a significant factor especially if it is a cast iron 8" gas main pipe. This sounds like a main explosion due to the severity of blast. Frost wreaks havoc on cast iron pipes - they become brittle and can break in half. Frost can also move...

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New York Personal Injury Lawyers explain High Low agreements

Often times the plaintiff and his or her attorney will make an agreement with the defendants and their attorneys called a high low agreement. The purpose of such an agreement is to set a high or ceiling value as well as a low or floor value for which the case will be resolved. This guarantees the injured plaintiff will receive monetary compensation thereby eliminating the possibility of obtaining no recovery in the event of a dismissal or defense verdict after trial. It also sets a ceiling on the recovery which defendants favor because it prevents them from having...

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Labor Law 240(1) decision from Court of Appeals helps plaintiffs

Recently, on December 17, 2009, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York decided a case called Runner v. New York Stock Exchange, 2009 WL 4840213, NY Slip Op 09310 (2009). It clarified the state of the law with respect to construction accident or Labor Law cases where an object falls and comes into contact with a worker. These are commonly referred to as "falling object" cases.  The Court held that there is no strict requirement that the worker and the falling object make contact.  The proper question to ask is not whether the object hit the worker...

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NY Lobby Day planned for April 20th, 2010

Many plaintiff's attorneys are going to Albany, New York the State Capitol to address the legislature concerning the New York serious injury motor vehicle law also known as Insurance Law 5102(d) or the "threshold" law.  The New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSLTA) is attempting to change this law to avoid dismissal of cases with serious injuries. The New York personal injury attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates will send a number of attorneys to participate in this effort.  We will also speak to clients whose cases were unfairly dismissed due to the threshold law.  Currently, Insurance Law 5102(d) has nine categories...

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