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New NY State Seatbelt Law Requires ALL Passengers in the Rear Seat of a Vehicle to be Buckled in

As of November 1st, 2020 every vehicle occupant, regardless of age, must wear seatbelt or be properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat. Law enforcement officers can lawfully ticket motorists who fail to abide by New York State seatbelt laws. Our very own Elizabeth Wolff, a Finkelstein & Partners trial attorney who operates -->

National Veterans and Military Families Month

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day,” on November 11, 1919, in conjunction with the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congressed passed a resolution designating an annual observance and in 1938, November 11th became a national holiday. The name was officially changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954, -->

The Reality of Rear-End Collisions

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes comprise one  third of all car crashes and are the most common type of automotive collision in the United States.  Approximately 1.7 million rear-end collisions take place in the United States each year where there are 1,700 fatalities and another 500,000 people are injured.  These numbers constitute a significant -->

VA PLANS TO OUTSOURCE ALL COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAMINATIONS

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides tax-free monthly disability benefits to qualifying Veterans that become sick or injured as a result of active military service. Once a claimant files for VA disability benefits the claim goes through numerous steps before VA renders a decision. After VA receives a claim and conducts an initial -->

VA TO RESUME IN-PERSON COMPENSATION & PENSION EXAMINATIONS

Due to COVID-19 and the resulting declaration of a national emergency, in-person compensation and pension (C&P) examinations were suspended in April 2020. While the VA resumed some in-person examinations starting on May 28, 2020, it has continued to expand in-person examinations based upon local COVID-19 risk assessments. According to the VA, starting on September 24, -->

Registration for Economic Impact Payment for Qualifying Veterans Reopened until Sept. 30th

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been offering tax help for individuals, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and others, affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) this year. This includes Veteran’s receiving certain VA benefits. Earlier this month the IRS has reopened the registration period for qualifying Federal benefit recipients. Individuals who receive benefits, including but not limited to, -->

Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car -->

Finkelstein & Partners Partner Selected to Teach Prestigious Trial School Program

Lawyer Andrew Finkelstein to Discuss Trial Presentation New York, June 18, 2020: Trial advocacy is both an art and a science, and the skills required to practice it successfully come with experience—although many attorneys stop honing those skills when they focus on other specialties after graduating from law school. Personal injury attorney Andrew Finkelstein, managing -->