Category Archives: Car accident

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 -->

Technology Can Help Your Car Accident Case

The use of vehicle technology has rapidly expanded in recent years. There are technologies which were unavailable a few years ago that can now help determine who is liable for a motor vehicle involved accident. Modern technology can assist injured individuals in proving that another driver was at fault in the event of an accident. -->

Tractor Trailer Crash on 1-84 Reminds Motorists to Take Caution

On Monday, April 10th a tractor trailer driver on I-84 was involved in a multi vehicle wreck just outside of Maybrook, New York. According to authorities, the driver of the tractor trailer reported that his brakes failed, causing the crash. At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, but remarkably none of those involved -->

In Response to Growing Number of Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Experts Press for Change

In 2016 approximately 4.6 million roadway users were seriously injured in car crashes, a 7% increase from the year prior. The National Safety Council recently released survey findings that offer insights into what driver behaviors are contributing to motor vehicle crashes. 64% of drivers admitted they are comfortable speeding, 47% of drivers admitted they are -->

The Various Types of Car Accidents

Thousands of car accidents happen on a daily basis in the United States. They can occur for many different reasons, to anyone and at any time. While car accident statistics can be alarming, understanding the common types of car accidents can lead to awareness and prevention. If you or someone you know has been injured -->

103 Puppies Survive Rollover Crash Thanks to NY State Police

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation rollover crashes have a higher fatality rate than other type of crash, approximately 35% of annual fatal crashes are classified as rollover accidents.  On Tuesday, January 24th a Missouri woman driving a box truck crashed and overturned on Interstate 86 in Steuben County (roughly 50 miles -->

ABC News Features Vivid Video of Upstate Bus, Truck Collision

Several passengers aboard a Syracuse public bus were transported to area hospitals after a pick-up truck crashed into the center of the bus.  According to officials the crash occurred at approximately 2pm on January 19th. The driver of the pickup truck was getting off of an exit and for some reason failed to notice the -->

Driving on less than 5 hours of sleep? You might be just as dangerous as a drunk driver.

Many are aware that getting at least seven hours of sleep is recommended by experts, but what many don’t know is that missing just two to three hours of the recommended seven could increase your risk of a crash by nearly 400 percent. drink_car_keys.jpg “According to the AAA, symptoms of drowsy driving include having trouble -->

Fatal 1-88 Crash in Schenectady

On Sunday, January 22 a tragic 1-88 crash resulted in three fatalities. According to officials a sedan crossed a median on 1-88 near exit 25A. The sedan struck a small SUV carrying a Schenectady family. Two of the five family members (the mother and father) died upon impact. Their three children were injured and transported -->

Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents on Icy Roads

Any type of car accident can be extremely dangerous. However, driving on icy roads is one of the most common causes of car accidents with catastrophic results. While the statistics of such accidents are unfortunate, accidents caused by icy roads can be prevented. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident -->

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