Category Archives: Blog

Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car -->

Tired on the Job? It’s a Major Issue, Here’s Why

More than one in ten workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue*. Being tired on the job puts you and everyone around you at risk for serious injury. According to experts, fatigue has the following effects on your body: Trouble thinking and concentrating Memory issues Poor Balance Slowed reaction time Inability to stay awake Diminished -->

Veterans Services Group Attorneys to Present at VA CLE

Veterans Services Group Founder, attorney Nancy Morgan, and F&P Veterans Services Group Attorney, Christine Clemens have been selected to present at the Legal Services of NYC’s Introduction to VA Disability Benefits CLE. For more information, including how to register, visit Legal Services NYC. va_cle.jpg For more information about the Veterans Services Group at Finkelstein & -->

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’ -->

Would you Know if your Child was Being Bullied?

According to experts, in 2016 more than 250,000 students ages 5 to 18 were bullied in New York alone. Any repeated interpersonal behavior between children/adolescents, intended to cause physical or psychological harm is considered bullying. Most instances of bullying fall into one of these four categories: Physical Coercion Hostile Teasing Emotional Bullying Cyber Bullying Parents -->

Wishing Three Members of Our Team Well in Their Next Chapter

Today we celebrated three members of our F&P family and wished them well in their retirement. Collectively, Human Resources Director Dr. Carl Gold, Referral Coordinator Donna D’Ortona, and Paralegal Carolyn Harvey have spent more than 51 years assisting our clients and contributing to the firm. “In many ways, what sets us apart is the way -->

Making a Difference After an Amputation

Driving is dangerous, cars are dangerous, we’ve all heard variations of this message. Yet, everyday drivers make bad decisions, and because of those decisions, lives are lost and innocent people suffer life-altering injuries. As personal injury attorneys, it’s our job to tell our client’s stories and to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. Justice -->

Families and Residents of Syracuse Nursing Home Seek Answers

UPDATE June 14, 2018:   Less than a year after publishing the blog below, F&P Of Council Attorneys Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, John Sardesai-Grant, and Jean Sedlak have successfully held James Square administration accountable. “It has been a long time coming for former James Square resident and their families. ‘It’s a nice relief to know someone cares,’ Tom Reitano -->

First Responders Day

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 16:00 267 Union AveSaratoga Springs, NY 12866 This year we’re excited to join our community partner, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga at First Responders Day, which allows the Saratoga Community to thank First Responders for the sacrifices they make to ensure our safety. Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics will -->