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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 Cetner

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

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

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

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 -->

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

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

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

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.