COVID-19 UPDATE: Our physical office locations are open again, but with the following COVID SAFETY protocols in place:

Tag Archives: car crash

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 -->

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) -->

Settling For More than You Expect

Each personal injury case is different. As your personal injury attorneys it’s our job to properly assess the situation that led to your injury, and the lasting implications of your injury. We try to ensure that the compensation you receive will not only help you now, but will also be able to support your long -->

Drive Carefully This Weekend and This Winter

On Saturday, January 7th 1-91 was closed down between Middletown and Wethersfield for close to 6 hours. According to officials a crash involving over 20 vehicles occurred just after 1:00pm.  The crash, which involved three trucks and nearly 20 other vehicles, resulted in 10 known injuries. According to a local news station, Connecticut State Police -->

Winter Driving in the Northeast, Be Prepared

We’ve already begun to experience the frigid temperatures and significant snow fall experts have predicted for the winter of 2016-2017. Before your find yourself seriously injured in a car crash take time to learn about what you can do to prepare for winter driving: -Make sure your vehicle is prepared by getting a tune up, -->

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 -->

Hats off to Mahopac Teen’s Heroic Efforts

On Thursday, November 9th a 19 year old Mahopac teen was standing in his driveway when he observed a vehicle speeding down his street. The driver of the vehicle later recalled driving some 20mph over the speed limit, approximately 50mph in a 30mph zone. Moments later the vehicle swerved, hit a utility pole, flipped, and -->

Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Assault and Driving While Ability Impaired

The driver who caused a serious head on crash in Malta this past February has pled guilty to charges including vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired. The accident occurred on Route 67. The impaired driver was speeding in the wrong direction and struck an oncoming vehicle. One person was seriously injured in the crash. If -->

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

The State Kindly Requests That Drivers Stop Taking Selfies

Distracted driving is a nationwide issue, but according to the NY Department of Motor Vehicles, New York is one of the states with the highest percentage of drivers who snap selfies behind the wheel. “Smartphones can provide nearly limitless entertainment, but activities like taking selfies while driving are just irresponsible,” said Terri Egan, the state -->

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 -->

Ulster Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Causes Major Crash

On July 8th an Ulster County man was traveling on 9W in Saugerties when he fell asleep at the wheel. His 2009 pickup truck drifted into oncoming traffic, hitting two cars head on. One of the vehicles was carrying four children. While each vehicle involved was severely damaged, there was only one injury that required -->

Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Major Traffic Jam on I-84

On Monday, July 11th a tractor trailer collided with multiple vehicles on I-84. The incident occurred near Exit 5, Maybrook /Montgomery, New York, approximately 20 minutes from Newburgh.  First responders, including volunteer firemen, State Police, and the Orange County Hazmat team worked tirelessly to secure the scene and to contain a fuel leak caused by -->

Man Survives Serious Mt.Beacon Crash

On Friday, May 20th the vice president of a tech and operations company miraculously survived a serious crash while descending from a job site on Mt. Beacon. He was attempting to navigate down steep and rugged terrain when he suddenly lost control of his jeep and plummeted some 65 feet into a creek. First responders -->

Unpredictable Weather Shakes Much of N.Y.

The beginning of April has been marked with abnormally severe weather that affected New Yorkers across the State. According to the N.Y. Times more than 35,000 N.Y. residents lost power between April 2nd and April 3rd. The weekend concluded with yet another weather advisory. Residents in the mid-Hudson valley area and Southern Catskills dealt with -->

Parents of Teen Drivers: ‘You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough’

A recent New York Times article sheds like on a topic this firm is all too familiar with, teen drivers and the dangers they face (and present) when behind the wheel. Every day car crashes result in an average of 6 teenage fatalities, more than cancer, suicide, and all other accident types (Data from the Center -->

14 Year Old Female Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Car Crash

Detectives are investigating an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist that occurred in Woodstock, NY on Sunday, January 28, 2016. Police responded to the report just before 3pm on the corner of Zena Road and Chestnut Hill Road.  A 14 year old female bicyclist was turning onto Zena Road when the incident occurred. She -->

Albany Ambulance Rollover Caused by Failure to Yield

On Monday, January 25, 2016, seven people were transported to an area hospital after an ambulance rolled over in Albany, NY. The crash took place around 1:00pm at the intersection of Western Ave and Manning Blvd.  At the time of the accident the ambulance was operating with a patient in the back and lights and -->

The Scary Truth about Moms and Car Seats

In a recent car seat safety study conducted by the director of Oregon’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Tom Sargent Safety Center, researchers found that out of the ~300 randomly selected new mothers “virtually none” were able to properly install a car seat. The study showed an alarmingly high number of mothers were inadvertently putting their newborns -->

Unlicensed Fishkill Man Charged with Felony Assault after Car Crash

Fishkill, NY-  On Saturday, November 21st a Fishkill man caused a serious car crash in the town of Fishkill. It is reported the driver then fled the scene of the accident.  Two days later on Sunday November 22nd the driver was charged with recklessly causing serious injury with a weapon (a Class D felony assault charge) and -->