Recent Results

In the past 60 years Finkelstein & Partners has consistently obtained thousands of successful verdicts and settlements. The recoveries for our clients are among the highest in the State and our results speak for themselves. Finkelstein & Partners lawyers are Super Lawyers and several are members of the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. While we have established our reputation as the law firm to retain for the seriously injured, your satisfaction is our primary goal. 

Now in our seventh decade of providing superior personal client services, we remain dedicated as ever to fighting and winning the money you deserve from insurance companies and holding responsible parties accountable, while preserving your dignity and privacy. 

Please read on for a selection of recent cases of note.*

Our client is a Broome County resident who was rear ended in traffic by a vehicle owned by the State of New York. He suffered a torn rotator cuff which was repaired surgically, and lower back injuries which significantly impaired his daily functions and are permanent in nature.

The State Attorney General declined to settle this case and took it to Trial. The verdict was for our client, in the amount of $281,000.

Personal Injury Legal Team
Case Manager- Samantha Howland
Paralegal- Nory Picos
Adjustor- Susan Cariffe
Calendar Coordinator- Kirsten Hansen


Our client, a 58 year old nurse from Orange County, New York, was travelling in the right hand lane on Interstate 84. A tractor trailer in the left hand lane merged right, hitting our client’s car and causing it to leave the roadway and overturn. She had to be extricated through a hole cut in the roof and was transported to an area hospital.

Our client suffered a collapsed lung, nine broken ribs and a fractured humerus. Her arm required surgery to repair and hardware was installed. This injury required lengthy physical therapy and made it impossible for her to return to her job as a hospital nurse.

This case was settled at mediation.

Personal Injury Legal Team 
Attorneys: Ed Steves
Paralegal: Heather Stigliani
Adjustor: Kevin Hines
Calendar Clerk: Nicole Oliva

Our client, a 49 year old New Windsor, NY resident, was attending baseball game with her family at a Dutchess County stadium. She decided to go down to field level to watch the grounds crew drain the day’s rainfall from the playing area. She walked down 3-5 steps with no issue, but when she came to the last step it was twice as far down as the previous steps. There was no handrail and she fell into the fence when her ankle buckled.

X-rays showed her ankle was broken in three places. She subsequently had surgery with hardware inserted. Her ankle continued to be swollen and painful, and she had difficulty walking. Our client could no longer enjoy her hobbies and was unable to wear many types of shoes. She had physical therapy and cortisone injections and was enduring a long recovery with an ankle brace. Sometime later she began having issues with the hardware in her ankle. She went to stand up one day and her ankle buckled and she fell again. This time she suffered a fracture fibula and another ankle fracture which cause her to be in a hard cast for four weeks.

Newburgh, NY—Our client, a 36 year old male, suffered multiple fractures when the defendant driver crossed over and hit one car then hit our client’s car. Our plaintiff had internal damage that required multiple surgeries that prevented him from returning to work. This case settled 9 months before trial for the balance of the defendant’s single limit policy from Progressive. Attorney: David Akerib
Ulster County, NY—Our client, a 35 year old female, was rear-ended while in the course of employment. She sustained herniations that required surgery. Due to injuries, she was unable to return to work. Attorney: Kenneth Fromson

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.

Personal Injury Legal Team
Paralegal- Carolyn Harvey
Adjustor- Kevin Hines
Calendar Coordinator- Maggie Bonaparte

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