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Category Archives: NY Personal Injury

New York Law Regarding Young Drivers

In an attempt to improve driver training and public safety, New York has enacted legislation that increases the amount of supervised training necessary for an individual to obtain a license and places new restrictions and penalties on young drivers. On February 22, 2010, New York State enacted changes to the Graduated Driver Licensing Law (GDL) as -->

Protect Your Family Before An Accident

Being in an auto accident is traumatic, but that trauma can be magnified if there is insufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries. You can protect yourself by being smart about your coverage before an accident by purchasing uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Although the law prohibits driving without insurance, there are drivers who -->

Responsible Dog Ownership

Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion and friendship to us; that being said, owning a dog is not a privilege—it is a responsibility. Dog owners should train and socialize their dogs in order to protect people from harm.  Owners are liable for injuries that their dog inflicts upon others, especially if they -->

Risk of Teen Drivers Dying in Crash DOUBLES if Friends are in the Car

The AP has published that a teenage driver’s risk of dying in an accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car. This was part of the findings of a new AAA study in Washington based on an examination of government data on teen crashes from 2007 and 2010. The study was released -->

Highway Death Rate Has Fallen to a 60-Year Low

According to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on May 7, highway fatalities have dipped to the lowest record in 60 years. This report was preliminary; final results will be available later this year. Bloomberg News reported on May 8 that “the number of people killed on U.S. highways fell in 2011 -->

New Technology Makes Drunk Driving Obsolete

About the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, was initiated in 2008. The technology, which is being developed by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will check a driver’s blood alcohol level. If the driver exceeds the legal limit, the -->

Andrew Finkelstein named to advocates forums

Read more about Andrew’s accomplishment: http://blog.timesunion.com/onthemove/attorney-andrew-finkelstein-named-to-advocates-forums/3413/#.T0-ELWXBzuU.email Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner of Finkelstein & Partners LLP, was certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar advocates forums. The announcement was made by the California-based Million Dollar Advocates Forum Del Mar. Founded in 1993, the forum is recognized as one -->

RECALL Green Valley Food Corp. Expands Recall to Include Additional Products

Green Valley Food Corp. is recalling approximately 35,159 cases of a variety of products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms -->

Drug Poisoning Deaths Exceed Car Crash Deaths: First Time in 30 Years

Mr. Fromson is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and he handles pharmaceutical litigation. Earlier this  month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported statistics that over 41,000 people died as a result of poisoning in 2008. The CDC researched data during the -->

Be Prepared for a Safe and Happy Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is also a time to ensure that your home and property are safe for children, neighbors and visitors. Fortunately it is fairly easy to do if you use these easy-to-follow steps to prevent accidents and injuries. Indoors: Consider fire safety when decorating: use LED lights -->