Category Archives: Personal injury

Pickup Truck Driver Faces Charges After Killing Seven Motorcyclists

On a warm Friday afternoon in June, 2019 police responded to a horrific scene on a New Hampshire highway. A pickup driver crossed over a double yellow line, killing seven motorcyclists and injuring three others. The victims of the crash were members Marine Jarhead, a New England motorcycle club dedicated to supporting veterans’ causes. The -->

Another Distracted Driver Held Accountable, Finkelstein & Partners Client Recovers $910,000 Settlement

Our client suffered painful injuries after he was struck by a distracted driver, and was never able to return to work. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys were able to collect the full $500,000 of insurance from the distracted driver, and on top of that collected …read more.

Safety Tips for Enjoying Your ATV

ATV safety has become a growing concern in recent years, especially in Upstate New York. Open roads, remote neighborhoods, and the wide-stretching terrain found throughout Upstate New York tends to attract ATV riders from all over the Northeast. While riding an ATV can be a safe, enjoyable activity, it can also be extremely dangerous. You’ll -->

Taking These Two Easy Steps May Protect your Child from Injury

If you are a parent, your children are most likely the center of your world. There is nothing more important than keeping your little ones safe, healthy, and happy. Many parents don’t realize there are hidden dangers lurking within their own homes. Unstable furniture and TVs are a common cause of preventable injuries among children. -->

Four Lives Lost in Crane Collapse

On Saturday, April 27th 2019 a crane in Seattle crashed down onto one of the city’s busiest streets. The crane struck six vehicles, killing two motorists. Two ironworkers were also killed in the crane collapse. Officials are still investigating the cause of the collapse, however preliminary data suggests human error was likely a contributing factor. -->

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 -->

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 -->

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. -->

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 -->

It’s that Time of Year Again, Drivers Prepare For Back to School

According to AAA, each fall more than 55 million children in the United States head back to school, with more than 10% walking or biking to campus. If you drive to and from work prepare for congested roads and an influx of foot traffic. Here are some tips from the National Safety Council for Driving -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP