Category Archives: NY Personal Injury

Syracuse Bicyclist Struck by Car

A bicyclist was struck in Syracuse and left with serious injuries on March, 23rd. The cyclist, a 78 year old man, was riding his bike at approximately 8:30pm when the incident occurred. The driver told police that she didn’t see the bicyclist until he was right in front of her car. When the emergency responders -->

Dos and Don’ts for Avoiding and Coping With Accidental Falls

Accidental falls are one of the most common types of accidental injuries seen by hospitals each year. Older people are more susceptible, as accidental falls in people over the age of 65 are four times more likely to result in death. However, such accidents are completely preventable with proper knowledge and safety awareness. If you -->

Pedestrian Knockdown on Newburgh’s Broadway Street

On February 26th a woman was severely injured when a vehicle struck her in the intersection of Broadway and Williams street in the city of Newburgh. The victim, a 57 year old Newburgh woman was transported to St.Luke’s hospital and has since been released. The driver, a 35 year old Newburgh woman fled the scene -->

28 Year Old Woman Charged With Reckless Endangerment After House Fire

On Friday, February 28th first responders were dispatched to a fire at a mobile home in East Aurora, New York (an Erie County Village south of Buffalo). According to authorities a 28 year old mother of three was attempting to cook while extremely intoxicated. She fell asleep and soon thereafter a fire began on her -->

Orange County Men Severely Injured in Mechanicstown Explosion

An explosion at an Orange County business cost two young workers parts of their legs in a massive explosion in February, 2016. According to authorities one of the men, a 35 year old Warwick man, was filling a fire extinguisher with air when the incident occurred. The tank ruptured and caused an explosion. The 35 -->

Blaze Claims Albany Co. Family Home in the Blink of an Eye

A family of five woke to a terrifying scene in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 24th.  Emergency officials rushed to the family home after neighbors reported a home completely engulfed in flames.  The entire family was still inside the house.  Firefighters were able to rescue all members of the family. Thankfully all survived -->

Highland Man Escapes Serious Injury after Being Pinned Under Fallen Tree

A local man is lucky to be alive after a close call on a Highland logging trail.  The incident took place on a farm off of Upper North Road in Highland New York. Emergency officials were dispatched to the scene after the victim’s partner called 911 at roughly 11am on 1/20/2015. Apparently the two men -->

Upstate NY Man Dies in Construction Accident

On Thursday, January 14, 2016 a home project went terribly wrong in New Lebanon, New York. According to authorities the victim, a 38 year old New Lebanon man, was attempting to help a family member install footing drainage around a home on Route 5. The man was working from a ditch when the sides of -->

Police Investigating Fatal Train Incident involving Sleepy Hollow Teen on MLK Day

On Monday afternoon a Sleepy Hollow teen died after being struck by an MTA train near the Philipse Manor stop. Authorities are still investigating the events the led to the incident.  The victim was just 16 years old. Police have yet to release further information.  Learn more about precautionary measures rail officials have taken to -->

Family of Dog Bite Victim Shares Their Experience With Finkelstein & Partners Legal Team

Being attacked by a dog can cause severe physical and emotional anguish, those victimized are often entitled to compensation for their injuries. Finkelstein & Partner’s personal injury  attorneys recently assisted in a case where a child was attacked by a dog in Marlboro, NY. Our client’s mother had this to say about her experience with -->