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Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

Labor Day: Safe Driving Tips

As Labor Day approaches, many are excited for the long weekend and celebrations with family and friends. Labor Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, so it is important to stay safe and plan ahead before you head out on the road. Here are some simple tips to follow before the -->

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

We are officially in the midst of what’s known as the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers. According to statistics, the number of teen deaths due to automobile crashes spikes beginning on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. What can we do to help keep our kids, and others, safe when behind the wheel? -->

Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are a very common occurrence. Millions of people are injured in motorcycle crashes every year in the United States alone. While the statistics are chilling, understanding the various types of motorcycle accidents, as well as their causes, can help raise awareness and prevention. If you or someone you know has been injured in -->

Dangers for Motorcyclists

On Saturday, October 1st an Erie County motorcyclist died after colliding with a turkey vulture in the town of Evans. Because cyclists aren’t able to predict or prevent animal interactions, bikersafer.com offers the following advice: “Our best bet with animals is to be aware of the sorts of places and times animals are more likely -->

Several Injured in Buffalo Pedal Bike Accident

Details are still emerging regarding a 10-person pedal bike accident that occurred in Buffalo, New York. The incident occurred near the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park just before 7:30pm. According to authorities the pedal bike collided with another vehicle. Several people suffered minor injuries. Officials have yet to divulge what caused the -->

Boaters Urged To Put Safety First After Lake George Tragedy

Less than a week ago a tragic boat crash claimed the life of a 9-year-old child. The incident occurred on Lake George on Monday, July 25th. According to officials the victim was sitting with her mother on their boat when another vessel crashed into and over theirs. Both mother and daughter were injured in the crash. -->

Preventing Work Zone Crashes on I 84

It has been less than a week since two serious but unrelated crashes on I-84 in Orange County. The crashes, which both occurred in the same area, resulted in one fatality and nearly two dozen injuries. The crashes prompted the Department of Transportation (DOT) to review what, if anything could have been done to prevent -->

Another Fatal Motorcycle Crash in the Capital Region

On June 9th multiple lanes were closed on the Thruway in Bethlehem, New York after a motorcycle and tractor trailer collided between exit 22 and exit 23.  The cause of the crash, which occurred in northbound lanes, has yet to be determined. Thursday’s crash marks the 6th fatal motorcycle crash in the Capital Region this -->

Tragic Guilderland Motorcycle Crash

The Albany community is mourning the death of a paramedic and educator. On May 26th the Guilderland paramedic was riding his motorcycle on Washington Avenue when a van pulled out in front of him. The van and motorcycle collided, tragically the cyclist died. The paramedic gave over 26 years of service to the Guilderland community. -->

Our Chenango County Motor Vehicle Accident Client on his Experience with Finkelstein and Partners

Our client, a New Jersey resident, was involved in a serious crash in Oxford New York, a small town roughly 40 minutes from Binghamton, New York. Below is his account of his experience with Finkelstein and Partners. “After I was in a car accident in NY, I needed a great lawyer. I checked online and -->

Ways to be Safe on Your Motorcycle

Motorcycle accidents are extremely common. In fact, motorcycle riders are 8 times more likely to be injured in an accident than car drivers and 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than that of a car driver. However, becoming educated on the motorcycle rules of the road, as well as exercising -->

Spring on the Taconic, Important Information for New York Motorists

Many New Yorkers are familiar with the 104-mile highway that cuts through the state, known as the Taconic Parkway. The Taconic was initially designed as a scenic route to upstate New York State Parks. In the 50 plus years since the completed version of the highway opened it’s transformed into a frequently utilized roadway, more -->

Serious Accident Shuts Down the Taconic

On Tuesday, April 26th a serious crash occurred on the Southbound side of the Taconic in Hopewell Junction. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30pm at the Route 82 intersection.  Authorities have yet to divulge the details of the crash, however categorized the incident as a “serious accident.” The Taconic Parkway is arguably one of the -->

Two Injured, One Killed in Separate Upstate Motorcycle Crashes

On Sunday, April 30th two upstate New York men were involved in serious motorcycle crashes. The two incidents were completely unrelated. Sadly one of the cyclists did not survive the crash. The surviving motorcyclist was severely injured. The first of the two incidents occurred in North Tonawanda, New York when a motorcyclist struck a utility -->

Fatal Greene County Motorcycle Crash

On Tuesday, April 19th a Greene County man was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash. The incident occurred in New Baltimore, a small town roughly 45 miles from Kingston, New York. According to authorities the motorcycle was traveling south near Aquetuck Road and RT9W when a van pulled out in front of the cyclist. The -->

Fatal I-90 Motorcycle Crash, Rumble Strips to Blame

Just weeks ago an Albany, New York man died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90. The victim was just 24 years old.  According to authorities the motorcyclist was traveling between Exits 5 and 4 just after 4:00pm when he hit rumble strips. He lost control of his bike and crashed into a guardrail. He -->

Syracuse Bicyclist Struck by Car

A bicyclist was struck in Syracuse and left with serious injuries on March, 23rd. The cyclist, a 78 year old man, was riding his bike at approximately 8:30pm when the incident occurred. The driver told police that she didn’t see the bicyclist until he was right in front of her car. When the emergency responders -->

Motorcycle Accident Victim Awarded $650,000 Settlement

This crash occurred between a motorcycle and two autos on an exit ramp of the Palisades Parkway.  During a merge, one auto cut off another, forcing it into our client’s motorcycle from which he was ejected.  He was removed to a hospital by helicopter, and spent 7 days being treated for his injuries. Our client, -->

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 -->

A Motor Vehicle Accident Client Shares Their Experience

Feedback is crucial to any organization. At Finkelstein & Partners the feedback from out clients is especially valuable as they have entrusted us to help put the pieces back together after life altering events. Here is some recent feedback from a Motor Vehicle Accident victim who called the firm after their crash: “I would recommend -->