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Hiking in New York State

Another tragic death on hiking trails in upstate NY has sparked conversation: how safe are trails in NY?

Ice, an abundance of leaves, steep slopes and rugged terrain are amongst the many factors that create unsafe situations for hikers. Unfortunately serious injuries and even deaths on NY trails occur year after year.

While we can’t predict when an emergency situation will occur, we can prepare for them. There are several steps you can take to enjoy your hike safety.

To name a few:

  • Study the trails
  • Pack accordingly
  • Monitor the weather


Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.