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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 -->

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to experts, approximately 421,000 people are injured every year in distraction related crashes. Distracted drivers put each and every one of us at risk for serious injury and even death. Please join us this month as we promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and -->

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 -->

Teen Driver Suspected of Drug Use in Horrific Colonie Crash

On Friday, October 28th two teenage boys were involved in a horrific crash. The incident transpired around 11pm. The driver of a 2006 sedan, an 18 year old male, drove off the road and ended up lodged under a pick up truck. The force of the collision caused both vehicles to crash through a nearby -->

Commit to Quit: Managing Partner Presents to Students in our own Backyard

Newburgh, NY – On Monday, November 16, 2015 managing partner Andrew Finkelstein visited Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School to speak to students about the dangers of texting and driving.  This past spring Finkelstein & Partners attorneys visited various high schools throughout the state of New York urging teens to put their phone down while behind -->

Finkelstein & Partners Personal Injury Attorneys Take the Stage to Spread the Word at CBS6 Fidelis Care Family Fit & Fun Day

On Saturday, October 17th Finkelstein & Partners attorneys and staff attended the Fidelis Care Family Fit & Fun day at Colonie Center in Albany.   The Finkelstein & Partners table was in the center of the Kid/Safety Zone along with Cornell Cooperative Ext of Saratoga County, NYSCPOBA, Saratoga Sheriffs Dept., Albany Sheriff’s Dept., Colonie Police -->

25 Year Old Cyclist Biking Across the U.S. Dies in Auto Collision

Patrick Wanninkohf tragically died late last month in western Oklahoma. Patrick, a 25 year old Bronx, NY resident was part of a team of cyclists riding across America to raise money for affordable housing.  According to authorities, a female driver crashed into the cyclists, killing Patrick and wounding another. She admitted to police she was distracted at the time -->

Attorney Liz Wolff Spreads the Message

Last Friday, Attorney Liz Wolff spoke to hundreds of students at Ballston Spa High School about the dangers of texting and driving as a part of Finkelstein & Partners and CBS 6 “Commit to Quit” initiative. During the course of the day, Liz had an opportunity to speak to large groups as well as one -->

Facebook, Twitter, and More…While Behind the Wheel

Before texting and driving was illegal in NY, Finkelstein and Partners launched our “Commit to Quit” campaign. Why “Commit to Quit?” As personal injury attorneys, we see the tragic results of texting and driving far too often. As smart phones have evolved, the issues transcend texting while driving, and now encompasses a range of hand-held -->

Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein Discusses the Dangers of Distracted Driving on CBS6 Albany

Andrew Finkelstein discusses the dangers of distracted driving in this exclusive interview with Liz Bishop from CBS6 News in Albany. Mr. Finkelstein talks about the dangers of the recent trend “driving selfies.” Watch to learn more: