Having won hundreds of thousands of personal injury cases, our experience is proven. In the past fifty years Finkelstein & Partners has obtained verdicts or settlements with awards ranging from $500 thousand to $34 million. While we have established our reputation as the law firm to retain when seeking top-dollar verdicts or settlements from insurance companies, your satisfaction is our primary goal.
Now in our fifth decade of providing client representation and service, we remain dedicated as ever to fighting for and winning the money you deserve from insurance companies or other responsible parties, while preserving your dignity and privacy.
Please read on for a selection of recent cases of note.*
Rosendale, NY—Our client, a 31 year old male, fell through a hole in a metal roof on a jobsite where he was working as a welder, installing the roof decking. He was pulling welding lead from one part of the roof to another when he fell eighteen feet to the ground. Our client suffered herniated discs, mild traumatic brain injury along with anxiety and depression. The jury found no negligence on our client’s part, after a long trial the case settled for 3.2 Million.
We recently settled a motor vehicle case for a single mother using mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution. Our client, an Orange County resident, was traveling eastbound on Route 17M in Goshen, New York when the defendant made a left turn into the side of her vehicle. The collision resulted in our client sustaining multiple fractures. She endured several surgeries and ultimately her injuries prohibited her from doing either of her two jobs, putting her and her children in dire financial straits. By using this strategy we were able to save our client the expense and stress of preparing for and going to trial. When mediation is successful our clients are able to receive their much-needed settlements faster. Finkelstein & Partners, LLP Firm gives our clients access to all information needed to make informed decisions. In this case the client’s decision to utilize alternative dispute resolution through mediation resulted in a $1,700,000 award.
Middletown, NY—Our client, a 48 year old female, was walking to the back of a store where she slipped and fell on a clear unknown liquid. She injured her shoulder and knee, requiring surgeries. Ultimately, she had a partial and full knee replacement. After deposition, it was found that the cleaning company admitted that the cleaning machine leaked. This case settled after long mediation for $560,000.
Sullivan County, NY—This case involved a 58 year old man performing independent contractor work doing renovations and repairs on a mobile home park owner. Another employee was converting the stove in the kitchen from natural gas to propane gas. This employee canoud not get the stove to light and went to shut off the gas. Our client then goes to the stove and turns the knob on the front when there is an immediate explosion causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns onhis arms. These injuries required extensive hospitalization on a ventilator and skin grafting. The maker of the stove denied any liability on their part. All parties of the case were brought together and settled the case for $500,000. Attorney: George Levy
Wallkill, NY—Our client, a 35 year old woman, was involved in an accident when a truck making running a red light, made a left turn and struck our client. She sustained a neck injury and surgery to her arm. This case settled for $500,000.
Ulster County, NY—Our client, a 59 year old male, was a passenger in his brother-in-law’s car when the defendant crossed over and hit the car our client is in. The second defendant was traveling too closely behind our client’s car and rear-ended it. Our client sustained fractures to his face, neck and arm that required surgery. Our plaintiff’s car had a policy of $100,000 and the defendant’s car $250,000 in coverage. Both policies were offered after our client’s deposition. Attorney: Elizabeth Wolff
Dutchess County, NY—Our client, was 33 years old when a truck pulled out of a side road and he had to slam on brakes to avoid collision, but a truck came behind our client and rear-ended his vehicle. Our client reported neck and back pain that required surgery. This case settle the morning of jury selection.
Fallsburg, NY—Our client, a 74 year old retired male, was stopped and was hit in the rear by the defendant. The plaintiff underwent back surgery. The defendant insurance company tendered the full policy amount that was $250,000. Attorneys: Nancy Morgan