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We Can Help Are you looking for a good personal injury lawyer? The construction industry is rife with negligence and dangerous conditions.  Unfortunately, sometimes this means that people may be badly injured in an accident.  If this has happened to you, Frekhtman & Associates is here to help. When you have been injured, you want a Personal Injury Attorney to fight for your rights.  This is especially true in the area of injuries suffered at a construction site.  The owner of a construction site may be responsible for certain conditions at the site; if you were injured as a result of unnecessarily dangerous conditions--especially...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Crash at New Jersey Turnpike Toll Plaza

A 36-year-old Hamilton, NJ, man faces charges after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City on Monday, February 22. Accident Details At approximately 3:15 p.m., his 1998 Mercedes allegedly rear-ended a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu as the vehicles approached a toll plaza. Investigators say the impact sent the Malibu into an eastbound lane where it collided with a 2013 Mercedes-Benz. According to ABC 7 News, eyewitnesses later reported that the 1998 Mercedes previously struck a guard rail at approximately 70 mph. Bail Set at $1 Million The 51-year-old motorist in the Malibu and his 5-year-old daughter did not survive the crash. On...

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Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Lawyers Discuss Accident on George Washington Bridge

Police allege that a motorist left the scene of a pedestrian accident on the George Washington Bridge, but he returned a short time later. Driver Allegedly Loses Control of Car According to News4, the 34-year-old male motorist was eastbound on the bridge at approximately 4 a.m. when he lost control of his 2009 BMW. At that point, the vehicle allegedly struck a pickup truck and two pedestrians. One Injured, One Killed Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and they transported the 46-year-old male pedestrian and 46-year-old female pedestrian to Lincoln Medical Center. The woman received treatment for multiple injuries, and medical personnel stated that...

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Personal Injury Lawyer Warns Against Distracted Driving

According to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration, nearly 3,331 people died in 2011 because of crashes that involved distracted driving. An additional 387,000 were hurt due to the same cause. Distracted driving is defined as “any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving.” These behaviors include texting, using a cell phone, adjusting a navigation system, and eating. Technology is a big source of distracted driving so turning your smartphone off before you travel prevents you from receiving calls that you have to answer. If you like to text, avoid temptation by storing your...

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Common Bike Crash Scenarios and How Your Injury Lawyers Can Help You Win Your Case

You're going to need a personal injury lawyer if you've had a bike crash on the street by fault of someone else. And if you live in New York, you have one particular state law on your side that's going to help you tremendously if you've suffered an injury. Overall, though, you probably want to know what the most common bike accident scenarios are and what the legal outcomes may be for each one. No matter how you were hit, the law firm of Frekhtman & Associates analyzes all existing laws and situations thoroughly to assure a strong case. Being Hit by...

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New York Personal Injury Lawyers explain High Low Agreements

A high low agreement is made between the lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant with the consent of their clients. Such an agreement is a contract that sets a ceiling and a floor on the recovery thereby seeking to limit the potential payout defendants must make in the event of a large jury verdict while confirming the plaintiff will receive some baseline monetary amount. For example, in a personal injury action where the insurance policy limits are one million dollars ($1,000,000), the parties may enter into a high low agreement of $100,000 to $550,000. This means that if the...

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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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Frekhtman & Associates open new Bronx office !

The Brooklyn and Manhattan based New York accident and injury law firm opened a Bronx office in late 2009. The office is located at 653 East 189th Street just around the corner from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) building. It is near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo. The new location is staffed with Spanish speaking secretaries and has one attorney on staff at all times. In the last few months, the firm has seen a number of new clients in this office and looks forward to helping individuals in the Bronx, New York. ...

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Frekhtman & Associates settles trip and fall for $425,000.00

An elderly man in his mid 80's tripped and fell over a box left under a pool table at a senior citizen care center. He sustained a fracture of his hip requiring surgery.  He retained Frekhtman & Associates to represent him for this serious personal injury case. The firm filed a lawsuit, conducted discovery, and prepared the matter for trial. Defendants denied liability arguing that the plaintiff leaned forward too far while playing pool, which caused him to fall on his side. Recently, on the eve of trial, the matter was amicably settled for $425,000.  The lawsuit was brought in...

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Types of Personal Injury Compensation/Claims: Update by New York State (NYS) Injury Attorney

Personal injury compensation is paid out as a monetary award of damages which is meant to compensate the victim for the injury and losses which they have sustained due to injuries. The personal injury compensation that can be won for a claimant falls into two major categories: Injury Compensation – It encompasses general damages and is given to remunerate the injury victim for the pain, suffering, loss of work and inconvenience caused by the injury itself.  An example of this injury compensation would be a compensation amount given to the victim of a car accident because he/she had suffered spinal cord...

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