$9,250,000 Settlement for Corporation Failing to Have a Distracted Driving Policy

Companies who have salespeople on our roads must take steps to ensure their employees don’t drive distracted. Following a sales call, a company employee was texting and driving the meeting results to her supervisor. While looking down at her phone she crashed into a car waiting to make a left-hand turn, causing that car to cross over and strike our client head-on. Our client suffered catastrophic injuries and will never be able to return to work.

$1,150,000 Settlement - Distracted Driver in Supermarket Parking Lot Held Accountable for Hitting Shopper

Two days before Christmas a driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was rushing to find a parking spot at a Hannaford supermarket in Lloyd, Ulster County, to get some last minute groceries for the holidays. It’s dark and raining. The driver is looking left and not paying attention to the car in front of him when suddenly the brake lights come on. The pick-up truck driver swerves to the right to go around the car in front. As he does, he doesn’t see the woman walking towards the supermarket.

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 driver at home consider the following:

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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 heats up inside that could potentially be fatal to anyone inside.

March 2018 - Dorothea S.

I cannot say enough great about the way my car accident case was handled by these caring professionals.. From start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and treated with the utmost respect.. Brian Acard and Amanda Chanowsky worked with me the most. But when things got down to the wire, Brian was with me all the way.. I don't think I have ever come across a more kind and helpful man..Even on the days that he should have had off he worked with me toward an amazing outcome. He deserves all the praise and thanks that I could offer.

$100,000 Settlement - Speed Causes Crash At Rest Stop

Entering a rest stop off a highway must be done with care. As soon as a driver leaves the highway they must immediately reduce their speed. The Palisades Parkway has a visitor center near the Stony Point exit in Rockland County. A 16-year-old driver entered the visitor center but was driving too fast and crashed into the car that had also just exited. The driver of the car that was struck had no warnings a crash was about to happen. Suddenly, the Con Ed Operating Mechanic’s back was in severe pain. The injury was so significant he needed surgery to his low back.

Oct. 2017 - Marissa

When I was injured in an auto accident, I didn't know what to do. I contacted my auto accident lawyer from Finkelstein & Partners and I'm glad that I did. My lawyer came to visit me in the hospital. He gave me the comfort and confidence I needed. He also helped me obtain a fair settlement from the other at-fault driver.