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Category Archives: Personal injury

The Reality of Rear-End Collisions

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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. -->

How Will You Get Home this Super Bowl Sunday?

How Will You Get Home this Super Bowl Sunday?

The Super Bowl is a highly  anticipated event, whether you’re are watching it for the game, the crazy commercials, or for the half time show. According to fortune.com, 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl last year. With that many people watching and enjoying themselves it is important to also note that -->

New York State Police Initiative to Prevent Motor Vehicle Related Injuries

New York State Police Initiative to Prevent Motor Vehicle Related Injuries

New York State Police aimed to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking during the days leading up to and following Halloween. Halloween celebrations present serious safety risks as the number of pedestrians skyrockets with children and families ‘trick or treating’ and at the same time there is generally an increase in impaired driving. -->

Why we became a Amputee Coalition National Sponsor

Why we became a Amputee Coalition National Sponsor

As personal injury attorneys it’s our job to tell our client’s stories and to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. Often insurance companies are quick to offer settlements that won’t even begin to cover the long-term damages injured individuals accrue. Certain types of injuries, like brain injuries and injuries that result in amputation, have -->

It’s that Time of Year Again, Drivers Prepare For Back to School

It's that Time of Year Again, Drivers Prepare For Back to School

According to AAA, each fall more than 55 million children in the United States head back to school, with more than 10% walking or biking to campus. If you drive to and from work prepare for congested roads and an influx of foot traffic. Here are some tips from the National Safety Council for Driving -->

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Premises

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Premises

Whether you own a single family home or a large business you have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. Property owners must ensure both public areas and tenant’s quarters are livable, safe, and sanitary. Below are important considerations for those who own properties, or for those thinking of investing: Certain repairs aren’t optional: If -->

Flashing Lights: Slow Down and Move Over. It is the Law

Flashing Lights: Slow Down and Move Over. It is the Law

Thousands of workers have died in work zone crashes due to negligent and reckless drivers. The vast majority of work-zone accidents are completely preventable. The National Safety Council recommends the following tips for preventing injuries in work-zones: Pay attention (using your phone, adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, and even daydreaming are all examples of -->

Why Upstate New York Has Become So Popular, What That Means for Residents

Why Upstate New York Has Become So Popular, What That Means for Residents

In recent years a record-breaking annual 239 million visitors traveled to New York State destinations.   “New York’s rich culture, diverse history, scenic beauty and outdoor reactional opportunities are second to none,” Governor Cuomo said. “With a record $104.8 billion economic impact, New York’s tourism industry is stronger than ever before and as we continue to invest -->

Tired on the Job? It’s a Major Issue, Here’s Why

Tired on the Job? It's a Major Issue, Here's Why

More than one in ten workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue*. Being tired on the job puts you and everyone around you at risk for serious injury. According to experts, fatigue has the following effects on your body: Trouble thinking and concentrating Memory issues Poor Balance Slowed reaction time Inability to stay awake Diminished -->

Making a Difference After an Amputation

Making a Difference After an Amputation

Driving is dangerous, cars are dangerous, we’ve all heard variations of this message. Yet, everyday drivers make bad decisions, and because of those decisions, lives are lost and innocent people suffer life-altering injuries. As personal injury attorneys, it’s our job to tell our client’s stories and to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. Justice -->

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

After a complex labor and delivery, most mothers do not want to question their doctor because we want to believe that our medical team did everything possible to ensure a safe delivery. But if your baby is injured, expensive treatments, therapies and equipment will cost untold amounts of money to help him or she reaches -->

Know the Stats and put your Fears in Check

Know the Stats and put your Fears in Check

We are all, consciously or subconsciously, afraid of something. While some people have very specific, individualized fears, there are some events and/or things that are known to invoke fear and/or anxiety amongst the masses. Each year the National Safety Council puts together a chart, ‘Odds of Dying’, which outlines your odds of dying based on -->

Driving and Winter Weather Conditions in Albany, NY

Winter weather conditions in Albany, NY can become severe very quickly, and even the most experienced drivers can face dangerous hazards on the road. The Federal Highway Commission stated that one in four car accidents involve inclement weather. Some of the most common hazards are: Black ice: Roadways can be covered by a thin layer -->

Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a -->