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Legislation Expands Commissary & Exchange Privileges For Veterans

As of January 1, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD), has expanded commissary and exchange privileges for Veterans. Specified in the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, and included in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, all service connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners -->

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 scheduled to take effect!

VA regulations have historically provided service connection on a presumptive basis for Vietnam Veterans for certain diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange and herbicide exposure. For the presumptive provisions to apply, generally, a Veteran must have set foot in the Republic of Vietnam or qualify under an additional presumptive category. Service in Vietnam has -->

Access: Supports for Living Dedicates The Engel Center

The Engel Center

Trial Attorney Jonathan Engel and his father Robert C. Engel Senior recently attended The Engel Center’s celebration breakfast/dedication with Access: Supports for Living. Access provides vital services for individuals and families facing the challenges of disability and mental illness. Thanks to the generosity of Robert C. Engel Senior and Trial Attorney Jonathan Engel, Access will -->

Watch Andrew Finkelstein – Personal Injury Court’s Only NY Legal Commentator

Attorneys Across America Andrew Finkelstein

You may be seeing more of our own Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein in the coming weeks! That’s because he was specially selected to be New York’s only legal commentator on Personal Injury Court, a new national television program. Judge M. Gino Brogdon, Sr. is the presiding judge on Personal Injury Court, a legal courtroom program -->

Kids and Vaping: Mango-Flavored Danger

kids and vaping

Thanks to shrewd and aggressive social media campaigns and deceptive product development targeting teens and vulnerable children, the tobacco industry has fostered a whole new generation of nicotine addicts. Items like JUULs are designed to look fashionable and are available in a kid-friendly array of candy-like flavors such as mango. Unlike the days of “smoking -->

Newburgh Law Enforcement to Focus on Traffic Safety

Newburgh Law Enforcement to Focus on Traffic Safety

The City of Newburgh Police department has launched a new initiative to improve traffic safety throughout the city. According to the Record Online: City police created the unit in response to the 1,219 accidents reported from July 1, 2018 to April 30; numerous complaints from residents; and the three most recent fatal accidents, according to -->

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Safety Tips for Enjoying Your ATV

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

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 -->

A Reminder to Aggressive Drivers

A Reminder to Aggressive Drivers

Some drivers believe the speed limit does not apply to them. They seem to forget speed limits are put in place to protect drivers and pedestrians from serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2017 speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year. -->

Taking These Two Easy Steps May Protect your Child from Injury

Taking These Two Easy Steps May Protect your Child from Injury

If you are a parent, your children are most likely the center of your world. There is nothing more important than keeping your little ones safe, healthy, and happy. Many parents don’t realize there are hidden dangers lurking within their own homes. Unstable furniture and TVs are a common cause of preventable injuries among children. -->

Four Lives Lost in Crane Collapse

Four Lives Lost in Crane Collapse

On Saturday, April 27th 2019 a crane in Seattle crashed down onto one of the city’s busiest streets. The crane struck six vehicles, killing two motorists. Two ironworkers were also killed in the crane collapse. Officials are still investigating the cause of the collapse, however preliminary data suggests human error was likely a contributing factor. -->

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

‘Tis the Season of Pothole Related Accidents, What You Need to Know Pothole accidents are extremely common in late winter and early spring as there are regular fluctuations in temperature. Potholes are generally caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode the pavement and create cracks, which can be -->

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

According to the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York State construction fatalities are on the rise. NYCOSH went as far as to say the construction industry in New York is “highly dangerous”. Too many families have lost loved ones on construction sites in situations that were preventable. Often times employers -->