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Nancy Morgan, Esq. and Christine Clemens, Esq., Presented CLE on Veterans Law

VSG Attorneys, Nancy Morgan and Christine Clemens, presented a CLE on behalf of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans on Wednesday June 15, 2016 entitled “From Discharge Upgrades to VA Benefits.” The CLE was hosted by Orrick, Herrington, and Suttcliffe, LLP in their Manhattan office. The CLE was well attended by approximately -->

Newburgh Illuminated

We are counting down the days to the Newburgh Illuminated festival! When: Saturday, June 18th 12-10pm Where: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh NY Finkelstein & Partners has been a proud member of the Newburgh community since 1959 when Howard Finkelstein opened the first firm location on Liberty Street in the city of Newburgh. The firm -->

Fatal Middletown Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down 84

Police are still investigating a tragic accident that resulted in multiple fatalities on Wednesday, June 1st. According to authorities a 29 year old woman driver, her 9 year old daughter, another adult, and two dogs were traveling on Interstate 84 in Middletown, New York when their vehicle ran out of gas. The driver called 9/11 -->

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 -->

Senators aim to strip commanders’ control over sex assault cases

By Travis J. Tritten: A group of senators led by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand will make another attempt this week to strip military commanders of the power to decide whether sexual assault cases are prosecuted. Read more here: http://www.stripes.com/news/senators-aim-to-strip-commanders-control-over-sex-assault-cases-1.411092?utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines&utm_medium=email

VA Chief: ‘I Deeply Regret’ Wait-Time Comparison to Disney

NY Times:  Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/05/24/arts/ap-us-veterans-affairs-disney.html?login=email&_r=0&mtrref=undefined

Walden Man Seriously Injured in Kingston Excavator Accident

A Walden, New York construction worker was directing traffic on Broadway St. in Kingston on May 13th when he was struck by an excavator. The workers were repairing a Central Hudson Gas & Electric gas main when the incident occurred. According to authorities the excavator was backing up when it struck the Walden worker. The -->

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 -->

Are You a Distracted Driver? New Yorkers Chances of Getting a Ticket Are About 840x Higher Than Previous Years

New York law enforcement has made valiant efforts to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road, since 2011 there has been an 840% increase in the number of texting while driving tickets issued. According to Governor Cuomo, “There is zero tolerance for distracted driving and State Police will be out in force to -->

An Important Reminder, the Faces of Distracted Driving

If you haven’t visited distraction.gov lately, you should. The site is loaded with information about the dangers of distracted driving. If you have a teen driver, a spouse, or a friend is drives and texts we encourage you to share this page with them “The faces of distracted driving.” Here you’ll find the heart wrenching -->

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 -->

Our Poughkeepsie, New York Client Shares Her Experience with the Firm: Slip and Fall

Landlords are expected to maintain a safe environment for their tenants and the general public. All too often innocent people are hurt when business/property owners neglect to take basic steps to keep their property safe. Read more about a recent slip and fall in Poughkeepsie, and how we were able to help our client get -->

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: Federal, State, and Local officials take action

A report released by State Comptroller Thomas D. Napoli early this year confirmed the fears and suspicions of many: Nursing Home abuse and neglect is happening here in New York. The government officials responsible for preventing abuse and neglect have not been successful in taking action to reduce the likelihood of future or present sub-par -->

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 -->

Nursing Home Resident’s Privacy & Dignity Violated

Nursing home abuse is often difficult to detect due to a number of reasons. Abused elders are often afraid to report abuse. Some nursing home residents are unable to report abuse due to physical or mental limitations. In some more rare cases abuse isn’t reported because the resident never knew it occurred. In December 2015 an article -->

Our Response to a Shocking Report on New York Nursing Homes

Late last month the state published findings collected in New York State nursing homes between January 2007 and May 2015. The results were troubling to say the least. In response Finkelstein & Partners  formed the Elder Law Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney practice group. According to the audit the state has operated for years -->

Drunk Driver Plunges into the Hudson

A young man narrowly escaped serious injury after a major car crash on Sunday, March 6th. The accident occurred in Queensbury, New York. Queensbury is a relatively small town in Warren County, located north of Saratoga and south of Lake George. The Hudson River runs through the south side of Queensbury, and on Sunday evening -->