Category Archives: NY Personal Injury

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 -->

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding School Bus Safety

Parents depend on school bus drivers, and the companies that manage school bus drivers, to get their children to and from school safely. According to the National Center for Statistics, data collected from 2007 to 2016 shows an average of 128 school-transportation related crashes each year. NBC reports of all fatal crashes, “58 were in -->

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

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 -->

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

Many New Yorkers will conclude Independence Day celebrating with fireworks. It’s not a surprise the number of reported injuries related to fireworks is much higher around July 4th, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you plan to light off fireworks, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be ‘fireworks smart’ -->

The Link Between Cell Phones, Marijuana, and Pedestrian Injuries

A 27% spike in recent pedestrian fatalities has many experts questioning why so many people are being killed in preventable crashes. To some, the answer is obvious: “Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, told The Wall Street Journal that the numbers are worrisome even when considering population growth, more cars on the road and an -->

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

Not Ready for Frigid Cold Weather? Your Car May not be Either

With temperatures dipping to almost unbearable lows, its important to prepare yourself AND your vehicle for the unexpected. These nine bad winter habits, published by weather.com, could ruin your car and put you and others at serious risk for injury and even death: Forgetting to change your windshield wipers. Proper visibility is absolutely vital to -->

Farms, Foliage, and all things Fall: Simple Tips to Prevent Unexpected Injuries

For those of us lucky enough to call Upstate New York home this is an especially enjoyable time of the year. There are endless ways to enjoy New York’s unbeatable foliage and fall festivities, we hope these safety tips will help to prevent any unforeseen injuries. Autumn Driving.jpg Behind the Wheel: you’ve most likely noticed -->

When Tractor Trailer Companies Fail to Put Safety First

It’s hard to believe tractor trailer companies put drivers on the road without providing safety training, but unfortunately, it happens. When our client was seriously injured in a preventable tractor trailer accident, we held the company accountable™. Click here to read more. 

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