distracted drivers

Did you know every day in the United States more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver? In addition to the vast number of people injured on a daily basis due to distraction, approximately nine people are killed every day in distracted driving related crashes.

distracted driving awareness

According to experts, approximately 421,000 people are injured every year in distraction related crashes. Distracted drivers put each and every one of us at risk for serious injury and even death. Please join us this month as we promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Winter Safe Driving Tips

On the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s list of ‘Winter Safe Driving Tips’, the very first point listed instructs drivers to clear all snow and ice from vehicles prior to getting behind the wheel, because “It could hit and damage other vehicles or cause a crash.”- Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. 

Winter driving tips

We’ve already begun to experience the frigid temperatures and significant snow fall experts have predicted for the winter of 2016-2017. Before your find yourself seriously injured in a car crash take time to learn about what you can do to prepare for winter driving:

Snowy Roadway

The first winter storm of 2016 hit the northeast on Sunday, November 20th and continued through Monday, the 21st. The storm swept across New York, ranging in severity; some areas of the state were hit with several feet while other areas experienced a mere dusting.

Drunk driving

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths across the United States. Many people think that they can get away with driving after having one beer, but really they are making a choice to put themselves and everyone else on the road at great risk. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today.

Tractor trailer crash

On Monday, July 11th a tractor trailer collided with multiple vehicles on I-84. The incident occurred near Exit 5, Maybrook /Montgomery, New York, approximately 20 minutes from Newburgh. 

First responders, including volunteer firemen, State Police, and the Orange County Hazmat team worked tirelessly to secure the scene and to contain a fuel leak caused by the accident.