Category Archives: What to do when

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, -->

County in New York State Creates Anti-Bullying Website

According to experts a key factor in preventing bullying is teaching children, teens, and parents how to identify bullying, and how to safely stand up to it. Nassau County recently signed a bill into law that will allow the County to create and operate an anti-bullying website. The goal of the website is to provide -->

Driving on the Taconic Parkway: Pt 4

wtdw-_driving_taconic4.jpg Wrong way accidents occur all too often. It’s not totally clear why there is such a high rate of wrong way accidents, but what we do know is people die every year from wrong-way accidents on the Taconic.  Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway

Driving on the Taconic Parkway: Pt 3

wtdw-_driving_taconic3.jpg Weather and seasonal conditions, like rain, fallen leaves, and fog can make traveling the Taconic challenging for even the most experienced driver. Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway

Driving on the Taconic Parkway: Pt 1

wtdw-_driving_taconic1.jpg   1.    There’s virtually no room for error. By “virtually no room” we really mean, there is no room for error.  Read more on our blog: 5 Things Hudson Valley Residents Want Drivers to Know About the Taconic Parkway  

Your Kids Will Be Riding The School Bus: Part Two

WTDW KidsBus2.jpg PHONING AND FINDING HOME Does your child know your address? How about your phone number? Make sure your child knows where and how to reach you at all times. Tip: To help with your phone number, make a song using a familiar tune like the ABC’s and sing your number: “Eight four  five…:”

What To Do When

Sadly we often don’t contemplate “what to do when” we are in a potentially hazardous situation until it’s too late. As personal injury attorneys we understand this all too well. In addition to our blogs and social media posts, we have constructed an informational series aimed at reminding you and your loved ones what to -->

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