Category Archives: Blog

Pothole Accidents and Protecting Your Rights

‘Tis the Season of Pothole Related Accidents, What You Need to Know Pothole accidents are extremely common in late winter and early spring as there are regular fluctuations in temperature. Potholes are generally caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode the pavement and create cracks, which can be -->

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

According to the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York State construction fatalities are on the rise. NYCOSH went as far as to say the construction industry in New York is “highly dangerous”. Too many families have lost loved ones on construction sites in situations that were preventable. Often times employers -->

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 -->

How Will You Get Home this Super Bowl Sunday?

The Super Bowl is a highly  anticipated event, whether you’re are watching it for the game, the crazy commercials, or for the half time show. According to fortune.com, 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl last year. With that many people watching and enjoying themselves it is important to also note that -->

HUGE WIN FOR BLUE WATER VETERANS

PRESUMPTION OF AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE EXTENDED TO VETERANS WHO SERVED ON SHIPS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL SEAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.  CHRISTINE K. CLEMENS, ESQ., OF OUR OFFICE, SUBMITTED  AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF VETERAN.  Pursuant to 38 USC sec. 1116, Veteran’s who served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1962 and 1975, and suffered -->

Bullying Defined

Over the years bullying has become an increasingly pressing issue locally and nationally. If you or a loved one has been the subject of bullying it’s important to understand a few basic principles: Any type of unwanted, abusive behavior is bullying. Examples include taunting, inappropriate sexual comments, threatening, spreading false rumors, blatant and intentional exclusion, -->

Jury Awards our Client, a Victim of Cyber Bullying, a Record $4 Million

A Rockland County jury made history this past Friday awarding cyber-bullying victim Meredith Trussell-Slutsky $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages for libelous defamation. Ms. Trussell-Slutsky, a longtime elementary school teacher, mother of two, and community volunteer was bullied for more than 6 months in 2017 via a series of malicious and fictitious -->

How Serious Are Rear-End Crashes?

Each year there are roughly 1.7 million rear-end crashes in the U.S. [1].  Annually, more than 1,500 people lose their lives in rear-end crashes, and approximately 500,000 people are injured. These staggering figures leave many questioning why are these crashes so common, and what can be done to prevent rear-end crashes. A study conducted by -->

How New Technology Developed by Ford May Save Lives

We all know speeding is dangerous, and distracted driving is dangerous, and drunk (impaired driving) is dangerous, but often drivers fail to recognize the dangers of drowsy driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that 21 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes involve driver fatigue. One third of crashes involving a drowsy driver also -->

Congratulations to Personal Injury Attorney Melody Gregory

Please join us in a round of applause for Managing Attorney Melody Gregory, one of a select group of Women in Business honored by Hudson Valley Magazine! Each year Hudson Valley magazine carefully selects 15 of the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished and inspiring executives, entrepreneurs, government and nonprofit leaders.  mag_cover.jpg Melody, a Finkelstein and Partners -->