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Category Archives: NY Personal Injury

Limo Safety Still a Focus after Tragic Crash

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 -->

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding School Bus Safety

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding School Bus Safety

Parents depend on school bus drivers, and the companies that manage school bus drivers, to get their children to and from school safely. According to the National Center for Statistics, data collected from 2007 to 2016 shows an average of 128 school-transportation related crashes each year. NBC reports of all fatal crashes, “58 were in -->

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

Many New Yorkers will conclude Independence Day celebrating with fireworks. It’s not a surprise the number of reported injuries related to fireworks is much higher around July 4th, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you plan to light off fireworks, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be ‘fireworks smart’ -->

The Link Between Cell Phones, Marijuana, and Pedestrian Injuries

The Link Between Cell Phones, Marijuana, and Pedestrian Injuries

A 27% spike in recent pedestrian fatalities has many experts questioning why so many people are being killed in preventable crashes. To some, the answer is obvious: “Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, told The Wall Street Journal that the numbers are worrisome even when considering population growth, more cars on the road and an -->

Live Injury-Free

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

Not Ready for Frigid Cold Weather? Your Car May not be Either

With temperatures dipping to almost unbearable lows, its important to prepare yourself AND your vehicle for the unexpected. These nine bad winter habits, published by weather.com, could ruin your car and put you and others at serious risk for injury and even death: Forgetting to change your windshield wipers. Proper visibility is absolutely vital to -->

Farms, Foliage, and all things Fall: Simple Tips to Prevent Unexpected Injuries

Farms, Foliage, and all things Fall: Simple Tips to Prevent Unexpected Injuries

For those of us lucky enough to call Upstate New York home this is an especially enjoyable time of the year. There are endless ways to enjoy New York’s unbeatable foliage and fall festivities, we hope these safety tips will help to prevent any unforeseen injuries. Autumn Driving.jpg Behind the Wheel: you’ve most likely noticed -->

When Tractor Trailer Companies Fail to Put Safety First

When Tractor Trailer Companies Fail to Put Safety First

It’s hard to believe tractor trailer companies put drivers on the road without providing safety training, but unfortunately, it happens. When our client was seriously injured in a preventable tractor trailer accident, we held the company accountable™. Click here to read more. 

Preventing Carpal Tunnel, Muscle Strains, Fall Downs and other Workplace Injuries

Preventing Carpal Tunnel, Muscle Strains, Fall Downs and other Workplace Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2015 alone. The most common type of workplace injuries/events that lead to injury include: Slips, trips and falls Overexertion in lifting or lowering (which often leads to muscle sprains or tears) Being struck by an object Electrocutions -->

A Proven Track Record

A Proven Track Record

When choosing a law firm some people depend on word of mouth, while others are more comfortable looking at the numbers. We encourage you to check out our frequently updated client testimonial page and recent results page. Do you have something to say about your experience with the firm? Click here and submit a review -->

You Know Better, But You Do It Anyway. 5 Decisions That Commonly Lead to Injury

Every year nearly 40 million Americans will seek medical attention due to an unintentional injury. The vast majority of unintentional injuries could be prevented, yet day in and day out people find themselves in hospitals across the country, their lives completely turned upside down. So, why are unintentional injuries so prevalent? Because far too often -->

Congratulations Graduates of 2017! As You Begin Your Next Chapter Please Keep This in Mind

To this year’s graduates, congratulations on your achievements and best wishes on your future endeavors! You are just beginning your journey, but the decisions you make today will be a part of what defines the future ‘you,’ and the society you live in. This is an exciting time in your life, you’ve most likely been -->

Highest Number of Workplace Fatalities in 9 Years

In 2015 nearly 5,000 people died while on the job. Although workplace injuries have decreased slightly year over year, officials are alarmed by the recent rise in on-the-job fatalities.  “‘These numbers underscore the urgent need for employers to provide a safe workplace for their employees as the law requires, we have a moral responsibility to -->

Driver in Critical Condition after Collision with Plow Truck

In the early hours of Thursday, December 22nd a Sloanesville, NY driver struck the back of a plow truck on 1-87 near exit 15. While the driver of the plow truck did not sustain serious injuries, the Sloanesville driver was transported to Albany Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.  Authorities are still investigating -->

No Injuries Reported at Fire at Popular Poughkeepsie Restaurant

On Friday, November 4th local fire companies reported to a fire at the Coyote Grill in the town of Poughkeepsie. The fire broke out with employees and patrons inside.  All those inside the building were able to exit safely. Authorities report the fire was contained in less than twenty minutes from the time crews were -->

We Talk Anti Distracted Driving to Suny Orange Criminal Justice Club

On Thursday, November 3rd we had the opportunity to visit Suny Orange, in Newburgh New York, to give a free presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein offered students a new perspective on distracted driving, and also spoke to students about his experiences learning, living, and working in Newburgh.  c2q_mechanicville_4.18.16.jpg The -->

Surprising Facts about Workplace Injuries

An infographic featured on the National Safety Council website outlines the scary and surprising reality of workplace injury. You may be surprised by the following: • Every 7 seconds a worker is hurt on the job. eligibility_for_workers_compensation.jpg • 12,900 workers are hurt on the job every day. • The most common types of workplace injuries -->

Workers Injured in Glenville Plant Explosion

On Monday, October 17 multiple workers were injured on the job at a Glenville, NY asphalt plant. The workers suffered burns from a tanker truck blast. According to officials it wasn’t initially clear what caused the blast, but preliminary evidence suggests the valve of the tanker could have malfunctioned. Firefighters from a number of fire -->