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Updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam released by VA

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Veteran’s with qualifying service during Vietnam are able to receive disability benefits for certain disease associated with Agent Orange and herbicide exposure on a presumptive basis. For presumptive diseases a Veteran does not need to show the condition started during or worsened due to, military service. Rather, when there is qualifying service the Veteran need -->

Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein talks about other ways to keep your kids and passengers safe

Back to school is underway and families are getting back into the daily routine of dropping kids off at school and getting them to and from after school activities. Parents feel confident with the safety of their vehicles since they do countless hours of research looking for the best safety features to keep their family -->

How Much Sun Can Our Four-Legged Friends Tolerate?

The American Humane organization recommends the following safety tips for keeping your pets healthy and happy during summer months: Never leave your dog in parked car; the temperature inside of a vehicle can quickly become unbearable, even on cool summer days. It is against the law to leave your pet unattended in a hot car -->

Pickup Truck Driver Faces Charges After Killing Seven Motorcyclists

On a warm Friday afternoon in June, 2019 police responded to a horrific scene on a New Hampshire highway. A pickup driver crossed over a double yellow line, killing seven motorcyclists and injuring three others. The victims of the crash were members Marine Jarhead, a New England motorcycle club dedicated to supporting veterans’ causes. The -->

Limo Safety Still a Focus after Tragic Crash

New York seems to flourish in the summer and fall months between wedding season, tourism, and locals taking advantage of the many sites worth seeing through the state. Due to tragic events that occurred in 2018, officials and safety advocates are urging lawmakers to take crucial steps to prevent catastrophic injuries. The state Senate approved -->

Another Distracted Driver Held Accountable, Finkelstein & Partners Client Recovers $910,000 Settlement

Our client suffered painful injuries after he was struck by a distracted driver, and was never able to return to work. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys were able to collect the full $500,000 of insurance from the distracted driver, and on top of that collected …read more.

Rural Roads and Summer Joy Rides

Many drivers are far more relaxed traveling down a backroad than on busy highways like the Thruway, Route 84 and 17K, but did you know rural roads are actually more dangerous than urban roads? fp-country-road.jpg Speed plays a significant role in rural road crashes, in fact more than half of all annual crash deaths occur -->

Safety Tips for Enjoying Your ATV

ATV safety has become a growing concern in recent years, especially in Upstate New York. Open roads, remote neighborhoods, and the wide-stretching terrain found throughout Upstate New York tends to attract ATV riders from all over the Northeast. While riding an ATV can be a safe, enjoyable activity, it can also be extremely dangerous. You’ll -->

Nursing Home Residents are Vulnerable to Abuse and Neglect

Startling information published regarding Hudson Valley nursing home facilities. Although many nursing homes provide excellent care, abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is a common occurrence. The task of a nursing home is to look after vulnerable individuals with complex physical and cognitive needs on a 24-hour basis. It is vital for these facilities to ensure -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP