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Food Poisoning – Who is Liable?

It is safe to say that most people experience food poisoning at least once in their lives. If you have ever had food poisoning, you know the misery it brings. How long and how ill you become is dependent on the type of ‘poison’ that entered your system, whether it be a norovirus, E. coli, -->

How is a Semi-Truck Accident Different from an Auto Accident?

It is obvious that semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other extra-large commercial vehicles are much larger and weigh much more than standard automobiles. It then comes as no surprise that the injuries and damage from an accident involving a truck of this size can be far more catastrophic than the injuries from a smaller vehicle. There -->

Construction Site Accident and Injuries

There are several ways for construction site injuries to occur, but certain types of accidents happen on a more frequent basis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government agency that supervises workplace safety, has named four general types of accidents that were responsible for over 60% of all construction worker deaths in 2014. -->

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 -->

Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

In most states, small business owners are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees to cover medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement costs in case an employee becomes injured or sick on the job. Specific rules can vary from state to state, but the following are the general questions most commonly asked by -->

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

A pothole is a roadway defect that is caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode a road and create cracks. When the cracks get deeper or wider, pavement material can separate and become dislodged by the tires of passing vehicles. If the hole spreads beyond the road and -->

Run Over on a Construction Site

Every year, construction workers are seriously injured or killed on construction sites. Some of those injuries may include broken bones, paralysis, head trauma, loss of limbs, neck trauma, internal bleeding and permanent disfigurement. Construction companies and workers are aware of the dangerous conditions present at some construction sites. However, employers sometimes fail to bring their -->

Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program. In many situations, employees that are injured -->

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), approximately 55% of all slip and fall accidents are the result of hazardous walking surfaces. The following issues can create hazardous conditions for unsuspecting victims: Loose floorboards Parking lot potholes Uneven sidewalks Cluttered floors Torn carpeting Recently mopped or waxed floors Poorly constructed staircases Outdoor slip and -->

The Differences Between a Truck Accident Attorney and a Car Accident Attorney

Although both truck accident attorneys and car accident attorneys may have similar legal training, there are vast differences between the laws as they relate to cars versus trucks. It’s vital to choose a lawyer who has experience and training with the type of accident you had. In a car accident, it is usually the driver -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP