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Tag Archives: Car accident

Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

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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 -->

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

Hidden Risks with Rental Cars

Hidden Risks with Rental Cars

There are generally two scenarios that prompt the need for a rental car, you’re traveling, or you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle crash. Putting the pieces together after a motor vehicle crash can be difficult. Aside from physical damages, there’s almost always financial and logistical issues to work out, like securing a rental car. -->

Liability and Safety Issues in Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars, also called autonomous vehicles (AVs), are on the way to becoming more common on our streets. They can potentially reduce the incidence of crashes, thereby saving lives. Since they are a new phenomenon, there are many unanswered questions relating to liability and safety issues. The hope is that when all the questions are -->

Did You Purchase a Vehicle with an Open Recall?

Did You Purchase a Vehicle with an Open Recall?

A recent survey found that 27% (more than 1 in 4) of the vehicles for sale at CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, had a dangerous unrepaired safety recall.  “‘CarMax is selling huge numbers of unsafe, defective recalled cars that are ticking automotive time bombs. They pose a serious threat to the safety -->

The Staggering Number of Tragedies Caused By Distracted Drivers

Did you know every day in the United States more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver? In addition to the vast number of people injured on a daily basis due to distraction, approximately nine people are killed every day in distracted driving related crashes. Many people assume that if -->

Technology Can Help Your Car Accident Case

The use of vehicle technology has rapidly expanded in recent years. There are technologies which were unavailable a few years ago that can now help determine who is liable for a motor vehicle involved accident. Modern technology can assist injured individuals in proving that another driver was at fault in the event of an accident. -->

One in Four Cars on The Road Have an Unresolved Safety Recall

Recalls are issued for a number of reasons, but generally an auto recall is issued when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire could potentially create an unreasonable safety risk, or fails to meet minimum safety standards. You may be surprised to find that -->

The Consequences of Driving Impaired and Those Hurt Along the Way

Our client was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle when they were involved in impaired driving crash in Albany, New York. The collision likely could have been avoided had the driver made the right decisions. Our client suffered facial lacerations and neck injuries. At the conclusion of his case he said “Your guidance has helped me -->

Congratulations Graduates of 2017! As You Begin Your Next Chapter Please Keep This in Mind

To this year’s graduates, congratulations on your achievements and best wishes on your future endeavors! You are just beginning your journey, but the decisions you make today will be a part of what defines the future ‘you,’ and the society you live in. This is an exciting time in your life, you’ve most likely been -->

Driving on the Job, Unexpected Dangers

Many occupations require at least occasional on the job driving, which experts say could increase the likelihood of dangerous driving behaviors. “One study showed drivers at work were more likely to be in a hurry to reach their destination, think about work, be tired, or use a cell phone.” –The Center for Disease Control (CDC) -->

Shorter Days Equal Heightened Risks on the Road

Did you know driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day? Aside from the obvious (limited visibility), fatigue, impairment, and traffic are also known to contribute to an increased number of car crashes during PM hours.  The national safety council offers several suggestions for reducing the likelihood of a night time car -->

What We Should Have Learned During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Saturday, October 22nd marked the conclusion of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-October 22, 2016). The purpose of the national initiative was to bring awareness to the risks teen drivers face and to hopefully reduce the number of young people hurt and killed in crashes.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for -->

Have You Seen our TV ads and Considered Calling? Client Feedback from a Client who did Just That

Have you seen one of our television commercials and contemplated contacting the injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners? In the review below our client describes her experience with the firm after deciding to make the call.  fp_review.jpg

Attorney Elizabeth Wolff on Preventable Car Crashes

As parents, community members, and professionals who witness the devastating results of distracted driving on a daily basis, our commitment to reducing the number of preventable car accident injuries is unwavering. In the video below injury attorney Elizabeth Wolff shares more.  Click here to view the video.

Injury Information Everyone Should be Aware of

According to the National Safety Council in 2014 136,053 people died as a result of ‘unintentional injury’ related deaths. That equates to over 370 tragedies every day. These figures do not include those seriously or permanently injured due to unintentional injuries.  The National Safety Council provided the top causes of unintentional injuries in homes and -->

Are You One of These Drivers?

“So why are so many people scared to fly, while so many other people are willing to drive and text at the same time?” Ken Kolosh, the Manager of the Statistics Department of the National Safety Council, posed this question in a recently published blog titled, “The Real Risks Are All Around Us“. The blog -->

You’ll Have Questions and We’ll Be There to Answer Them

We hope you don’t know how difficult it is to coordinate medical care after an accident. Hopefully you’ll never learn how complicated dealing with an insurance company can be during the pursuit of a claim. But, if you do find yourself in an accident, you should consider contacting a trusted personal injury attorney to walk -->