Recent Results



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.*
 

Hopewell Junction, NY—Our client, an 28 year old male, was involved in a head on collision when the defendant lost control going around a curve and struck our plaintiff. Our client suffered fractures and underwent ankle arthoscopy. The 18 year old defendant’s 250,000 full policy was awarded to our client. Attorney: Nancy Morgan

Utica, NY—Our 70 year old client from Italy was attending a festival at an Inn, when a heavy door displaying Christmas wreaths fell on her as she was walked towards the exit. It struck her in the head and knocked her to the floor. Our client was diagnosed with head injury and a shoulder injury that required surgery, that resulted in the loss of some usage of the her arm. The offers from the defendants increased to 245,000 as a result of doctor testimony. Attorneys: Elyssa Fried

Saratoga, NY—Our client, a 45 year old male, was stopped in traffic when he was struck in the rear by the defendant that pushed him into the car ahead and a fourth car. Our client suffered head, neck and back injuries. The defendant insurance company settled with our client for 245,000.

Orange County, NY—Our client was involved in a car accident in which the defendant went thorough a stop sign striking our client’s vehicle on the passenger side. Our client sustained fractures that required surgery. This case was settled just before jury selection for $190,000. Attorney: George Levy

Albany, NY—Our client is a 59 year old male, who was working as a sub contractor. After getting out of his car in a parking lot to perform his job, his feet slipped out from under him and fell. He saw that there was ice in the lot after he fell and there was no adequate lighting. Our client suffered a fractured hip. The defendants could not show what action they took that day before our client fell to show they had met their duty to keep the area safe. This case was settled for $159,000. Attorney: George Levy & David Gross

Cayuga County, NY—Our client, a 38 year old female, walking thorough a parking lot on the way back to her car, slipped and fell fracturing her back. Snowfall ended approximately nine hours before our client’s fall. Our firm argued the defendant’s method of snow removal contributed as they plowed, but failed to salt. This case settled before trial for $150,000. Attorney: Victoria Lightcap

Ulster County, NY—Our client, 36 year old female, was driving when a deputy sheriff, who was parked on the shoulder of the road, entered into our plaintiff’s lane striking her vehicle. No lights or sirens were on. Our client had a fractured hand that required surgery. This case settled prior to trial for $140,000. Attorney: David Gross

Broome County, NY—Our client, a 47 year old female, was involved in an accident in which the defendant took a left turn in front of her into get into a driveway. Our client suffered spine injuries that required surgery. We settled this case $130,000 from the defendant insurance. Attorney: Victoria Lightcap

Columbia County, NY—Our client, a 46 year old female was walking from her car to her job. It had snowed previously and the lot had been plowed and salted. The snow plow company came back in and salted again before the building was open. Our client slipped and fell on a patch of ice she did not see. Our client suffered fractures that required surgery. Photos of the lot shortly after the fall showed ice. Defense employees testified that there was no ice that morning of after our plaintiff fell. This case settled after jury selection for $130,000. Attorney: David Akerib

Herkimer County, NY—Our client, a 64 year old male, was operating a box truck struck defendant vehicle that pulled out in front of him from a parking lot. The defendant failed to yield right of way and claims snow banks obstructed view. Our plaintiff had significant shoulder injury that required surgery. This case settled before trial and our client received $125,000 from the defendant insurance carrier. Attorney: Victoria Lightcap

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