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Car Accidents

Road Rage: Still A Major Problem in New York & Many Other States

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Since many of us are still driving less due to the pandemic, we have forgotten how common road rage (or aggressive driving) has become both locally and elsewhere in the United States.  Instead of maturely working through our unresolved frustrations, too many of us keep expressing our pent-up anger while driving – often overreacting to the minor traffic offenses of others. Last summer, a 26-year-old man in Brooklyn died after being shot in the torso during a road rage incident. That tragic event unfolded while a shooter, traveling in a black SUV, and the other driver was taking Exit 1 off...

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Car Accident Attorney Offers Winter Driving Tips for New York Roads and Freeways

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Now that clear skies often give way to heavy winter rains, snow and sleet, everyone needs to exercise greater caution while traveling on New York roads and freeways. Perhaps the most tip is to only drive on days you must go out – and try to run critical errands on the way home from work or other key destinations. If you’ll also have your car thoroughly “winterized” with new antifreeze, better tires, and upgraded brakes, you’ll remain much safer than most of those you pass by. Here are some helpful driving safety tips provided by our state government, a local daily newspaper,...

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EP04 S02: Apartment Building Accident: How Much Money Can I Recover?

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Apartment Building Accident: How Much Money Can I Recover? [buzzsprout episode='6291811' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS  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. Many of my clients like you suffered injuries in apartment buildings throughout New York City. If so you definitely want to know how much money can I recover in my apartment building accident lawsuit. Hi, my name is Arkady Frekhtman, a New York personal injury trial lawyer. So to start,...

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EP03 S02: What if I am partially at fault in a Car Accident

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Discover our new podcast episode, so I wanted to talk to you today about a question that you have, a question that a lot of people have, and that is if I am partially at fault in a car accident, can I still recover compensation? [buzzsprout episode='6192577' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS  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 everyone. My name is are Arkady Frekhtman. I'm a trial lawyer...

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Head-On Collisions Remain a Deadly Threat to Many

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Unfortunately, head-on collisions can be devastating to witness and hard for first responders to handle. And all too often, survivors must endure lengthy treatment regimens and complete long-term rehabilitation programs. However, our law firm’s experience in handling these types of major accident claims can help clients win sizeable settlement awards or fully comprehensive verdicts. Once you contact our office, we will carefully review the facts of your case to see if there’s clear proof that another party negligently caused your accident. In some cases, you may still be able to recover for your injuries, even if a small percentage of fault...

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Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Lawsuit Against Apple in an Alleged Distracted Driving Case

The parents of a child that died in an alleged distracted driving incident are suing Apple Inc explain New York car accident lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates. They allege that Apple’s FaceTime app contributed to the death by encouraging distracted driving. The lawsuit was filed in December 2016, in California Superior Court in Santa Clara County. The litigation also asserts that Apple was aware of the safety risks posed by the FaceTime app, and that it failed to use its own patented lock-out feature to prevent driver use at highway speeds. Details of the Accident At about 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 2014,...

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1 Dead, I Injured After Being Hit by SUV in Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, one person was killed and another person was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV. This accident happened on Tuesday afternoon at Avenue U and Gerritsen Avenue. According to officials, a black SUV went out of control and hit pedestrians as well as other cars. An 85-year-old woman was killed in the accident. A 90-year-old man was taken to Lutheran Hospital and listed in critical condition. Police are still looking into this crash. If more information becomes available about this accident, we will keep you posted. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by the negligent actions of...

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery When our firm first meets with new clients, our lawyers always explain that it can be very difficult to provide early estimates regarding a case’s settlement value since so much depends on each case’s unique facts. Furthermore, the main factors that can help us determine the possible range of recovery include whether your injuries are permanent, extensive and require surgery. We must also find out the total cost of your medical treatments – and then use that figure to help us calculate our request for your pain and suffering. It’s also...

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Whiplash Car Accident Case Values Can Vary Greatly

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Whiplash Car Accident Case Values Can Vary Greatly Far too many people suffer painful whiplash injuries due to car accidents caused by others. Distracted driving has become so common, it’s a wonder that most of us safely reach our destinations. Fortunately, most of us are can obtain proper treatment. Yet as our healing continues, we often start asking about the settlement value of our cases.  Once our law firm receives copies of a client’s medical and billing records from their treating doctors, we can then try to provide an educated guess regarding the possible value of each case. However, before that stage...

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New York Limo Driver Kills 20 After Running Stop Sign

Tragedy struck when a New York limo driver ran a stop sign and plowed right into a parked SUV. All 17 passengers and the limo driver were killed. Two innocent pedestrians also lost their lives. Although a lengthy investigation may be required, there are early signs of possible negligence. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the limo driver did not hold a qualified driver’s license to be behind the wheel of the extended stretch limo. The driver’s license required is a CDL -- commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement added to it. Furthermore, the 2001 Ford Expedition that was...

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