Tag Archives: car crash

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 -->