Category Archives: Blog

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 -->

Encouraging Students to Consider the Consequences of Distracted Driving

Each year, through our C2Q initiative, we travel to high schools throughout New York State to help educate young drivers about the risks of driving distracted. We tailor our presentations to meet the needs of each school we attend. In some cases, our personal injury attorneys speak in an auditorium setting to hundreds of students, -->

New York State Police Initiative to Prevent Motor Vehicle Related Injuries

New York State Police aimed to crack down on impaired driving and underage drinking during the days leading up to and following Halloween. Halloween celebrations present serious safety risks as the number of pedestrians skyrockets with children and families ‘trick or treating’ and at the same time there is generally an increase in impaired driving. -->

An Afternoon Spent with Newburgh Youth Group

Yesterday personal injury attorney David Gross hosted a group of students from Northeast Gateway to Freedom, a Newburgh non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of Newburgh’s youth.   The main goal is to prevent crime and empower youth by giving them hope, vision, and encouragement for their future. We are an innovative safe haven for -->

Why we became a Amputee Coalition National Sponsor

As personal injury attorneys it’s our job to tell our client’s stories and to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. Often insurance companies are quick to offer settlements that won’t even begin to cover the long-term damages injured individuals accrue. Certain types of injuries, like brain injuries and injuries that result in amputation, have -->

Concussion Education Program

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that often leave invisible, life-altering wounds. Concussions and brain injuries became more widely talked about when the number of NFL players and U.S. service members diagnosed with TBIs began to soar. More than five years ago the NFL and U.S. army initiated a long-term program to care for -->