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New York Automobile Accident Attorney Explains if OBEL Coverage is Necessary

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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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Brooklyn Demolition Accident Lawyer

There is a serious shortage of space in Brooklyn, which makes demolition projects common. While most people imagine a wrecking ball when thinking about demolition, there are many types within construction. Workers may tear down a wall with a sledgehammer and knock out other structures. These aspects of demolition all have one thing in common, they can be very dangerous. The injuries resulting from a demolition accident are often catastrophic. Workers can get injured by the amount of debris flying around during demolition. Those on the job site when a building is completely demolished while they are still in the area...

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Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers

Recent New York state and nationwide statistics provide clear proof that there’s a steady increase in distracted driving accidents. Fortunately, New York Governor Cuomo and a handful of other elected officials are taking decisive action to reduce this menacing threat to all our lives. Here's a quick look at some of New York state’s distracted driving statistics, along with others for the entire country. This information is followed by a quick review of the various forms of distracted driving that must be stopped. The article concludes with a look at a few ways we can each protect ourselves against distracted drivers. Statistics...

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New York City Fracture Injury Lawyer

A fracture is common medical term for broken bone. There are different types of fractures which may happen after an accident or trauma. How do bone fractures occur? Common fractures following trauma are the shoulder (humerus), leg (tibia or fibula), wrist, vertebral fracture of the spine (example C3-4), or foot fracture (metatarsal bones). Medical treatment for any type of fracture normally consists of emergency medical attention by bringing patient to the hospital for immediate care by an ambulance. X-rays are usually used to diagnosis the fracture or to identify if a bone is bruised or otherwise damaged but not broken. Casts (soft...

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New York City Truck Accident Lawyer

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At Frekhtman & Associates, our New York City truck accident lawyers offer experienced representation for clients involved in an accident involving a truck. These accidents involve garbage trucks, jackknife truck incidents, bucket trucks, and 18-wheelers. The trucking insurance companies have their own defense lawyers working hard to protect their interests. A timely investigation is crucial so that witnesses can be identified, witness statements obtained, and photos of the damage to the vehicles, points of impact, and location of the accident can be taken. In some circumstances, it is advisable to hire experts in the field of accident reconstruction or the trucking...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threats to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC The latter part of 2019 proved to be just as dangerous for pedestrians as the earlier part of that same year. In fact, during one 72-hour period, six pedestrians were killed – four of them by commercial truck drivers. Despite the city’s efforts to decrease all traffic accidents and fatalities under the Vision Zero program, there appears to be ongoing fluctuation in the high number of people dying on New York City streets each year.  The only truly redeemable part of the 2019 statistics indicated that there were fewer traffic deaths for the...

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NY Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Current Crises: Untreated Bedsores & Questionable Evictions

Too many older Americans struggle daily with poorly trained nursing home employees who are often in short supply explains Arkady Frekhtman, one of the NY nursing home abuse lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. These substandard patient-staff ratios often lead to seniors suffering from excessive falls and untreated bedsores (pressure ulcers). Arguably even more alarming are the growing number of nursing homes that are now trying to evict patients they no longer consider to be adequately profitable. Fortunately, ongoing investigations in many states are now shining a light on these problems. The New York Times is among the more responsible...

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NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses How Unlicensed NYC Drivers Keep Causing Too Many Accidents

Unlicensed NYC Drivers Keep Causing Too Many Accidents While many Americans are most concerned about drunk and distracted driving, everyone must realize that unlicensed drivers now pose one the biggest safety threats to all of us explains a NYC accident lawyer at the F&A law firm in Brooklyn. Although some of these people held licenses that were revoked in the past, many of them are just irresponsible men and women who think it’s clever to drive without one. Serious NYC Accident Renews Concerns On September 10, 2017, Antonio Pina-Morocho slid behind the wheel of a car in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn...

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