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Large Truck Accident Statistics

When it comes to deaths in large truck accidents, the deaths are usually to people in passenger vehicles. This is because people in these smaller vehicles are vulnerable. Trucks can weigh up to 30 times as much as normal care. They are also taller and have larger ground clearance which means that the smaller vehicles can get stuck underneath the truck in crashes. Trucks can also have issues with braking, and they can take a long time to break. When bad roads are a factor, the time it takes for a large truck to come to a complete stop is even...

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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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Do You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

At Frekhtman & Associates, we know how devastating it can be when families lost someone because of another person’s negligence or recklessness. This is why we are dedicated to helping family members seek justice as well as recover compensation. By going through this process, families can begin to heal from the traffic loss. We know your legal rights and the options available to you in New York after you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. Sadly, accidents do happen each day in New York. Sometimes these accidents cut short the lives of innocent people. If the death was...

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Wrongful Death Lawyer New York

After you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you are dealing with a lot of stress and grief. Losing a loved one is always difficult. It is one of the most difficult things anyone has to go through. Losing a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else can be especially hard. You may be asking yourself why. You may be asking yourself how this could have happened. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented, you are probably asking yourself a million questions and trying to make sense of it...

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Emergency Responders Brace for Power Outages

Emergency responders are preparing for possible blackouts that could happen if ice brings down trees and power lines. Officials are hiring people to prepare for possible power outages. The emergency responders are looking ahead to storms coming into the area. The Deputy Chief May of the Rochester Fire Department said, "stay inside because of down trees, downed wires. You can't tell if they're live or dead." Emergency responders in the Rochester area are preparing for another storm. They are urging people in the area to limit travel, and they say that bridges will be a concern because roads over bridges tend to freeze. They...

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Phelps Cabin Fire Being Investigated

This story is recent and developing so the details are scarce. We will keep you updated as the story develops. A cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps on Saturday evening. The call came in at around 7:45 in the evening. The Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews who were at the scene confirmed it was a fully-involved cabin fire. There was smoke visible in the sky. As more information becomes available, we will let you know. It is unclear what caused the fire, and it is not known if anyone was injured in...

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Train Accident Lawyer New York

Have you been injured in a train accident that happened in New York? Traveling by train is more common in New York than in many other states in America. Especially in New York City, trains are a common way to get around. Millions of people use the subway system everyday. Also, many people use LIRR trains and other trains to get to the surrounding areas in New York. Because of this, there is a chance that people will be injured in train accidents. Just like with any other vehicle, accidents can and do happen. When you are injured in a train,...

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Fire Causes Bank in Port Byron to Close

In Port Byron, a bank will be closed for several days after a fire broke out in the building. The bank in questions was Savannah Bank, and the fire happened on Thursday evening. Someone walking past the building noticed there was a fire and called 911 just before 7 at night. This information came from a Cayuga County 911 dispatcher. The bank is located at 126 Main Street. Initial reports indicate that a chair was on fire inside of the bank and that the fire might have been caused by an electrical spark from a fixture above the chair. Firefighters extinguished the fire...

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Pedestrian Safety Statistics

Pedestrian accidents do happen in New York. They are especially common in urban areas such as in NYC. There are always people walking in the city getting from place to place. There are also often pedestrians in suburban areas. An accident involving a pedestrian and any type of vehicle can happen. These statistics illustrate how often they happen. According to statistics, in 2015, there were over 5,375 pedestrians who were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This is an average of about 1 pedestrian death every 1.6 hours. Also, there were nearly 130,000 pedestrians who were treated for injuries related to...

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Fire in Schenectady Displaces Residents

A fire that happened on April 10, 2018, in Schenectady, New York, displaced residents of an apartment building. Residents of the building that was located on Albany Street had to flee from the fire. It appears that no injuries have been reported. The fire happened at around 7:30 at night at 864 Albany Street. Smoke was in the building and firefighters were called, and they had to help some residents out of the building. This information comes from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Gillespie. The Red Cross arrived and helped residents by offering them accommodations for the night. Firefighters said the fire started in...

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