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Another Distracted Driver Held Accountable, Finkelstein & Partners Client Recovers $910,000 Settlement

Another Distracted Driver Held Accountable, Finkelstein & Partners Client Recovers $910,000 Settlement

Our client suffered painful injuries after he was struck by a distracted driver, and was never able to return to work. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys were able to collect the full $500,000 of insurance from the distracted driver, and on top of that collected …read more.

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Premises

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Premises

Whether you own a single family home or a large business you have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises. Property owners must ensure both public areas and tenant’s quarters are livable, safe, and sanitary. Below are important considerations for those who own properties, or for those thinking of investing: Certain repairs aren’t optional: If -->

What to Do If Your Surgery was Botched

What to Do If Your Surgery was Botched

Did you know experts estimate more than 250,000 people die each year due to surgical errors? Surgical errors stem from a number of factors, including systematic issues amongst hospital staff, physician error, contaminated medical devices, and issues during pre-operative or post-operative care. Studies indicate almost 75% of surgical errors happen during the surgery, with the -->

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

Many New Yorkers will conclude Independence Day celebrating with fireworks. It’s not a surprise the number of reported injuries related to fireworks is much higher around July 4th, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you plan to light off fireworks, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be ‘fireworks smart’ -->

Driving and Winter Weather Conditions in Albany, NY

Winter weather conditions in Albany, NY can become severe very quickly, and even the most experienced drivers can face dangerous hazards on the road. The Federal Highway Commission stated that one in four car accidents involve inclement weather. Some of the most common hazards are: Black ice: Roadways can be covered by a thin layer -->

Hudson Valley Police & New York State Police Crackdown on Dangerous Driving During the Holidays

Hudson Valley Police & New York State Police Crackdown on Dangerous Driving During the Holidays

As one of the biggest travel times of the year approaches, New York law enforcement has already begun cracking down on dangerous driving behaviors. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is in full swing. In addition to sobriety checkpoints, officers will also be monitoring driver’s speed, driver distraction, drivers who ignore the -->

Avoiding a Fire during the Winter Months

Avoiding a Fire during the Winter Months

For many New Yorkers, space heaters are a popular and effective way to beat the cold during the frigid winter months but, if used improperly, can easily become a fire risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association even though only 32% of home heating-related fires are started by a space heater, almost 80% of -->

12 Days of Safety

12 Days of Safety

According to the most recent statistics, in just one year an estimated 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating were treated during the holiday season.  The National Safety Council’s ‘12 Days of Safety’ is a fun and easy way to stay safe this holiday season. You can find a safety tip for each day here: Never use -->

2017’s Top Workplace Violations

2017's Top Workplace Violations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 13 people die every day while doing their jobs. It is vitally important for all employers to make workplace safety a top priority as the vast majority of workplace injuries and deaths are preventable. Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announce the 10 -->

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

For many of us the holiday season is a joyous, but hectic time. It is our goal at Finkelstein & Partners to remain connected to our community and give back to those in need. Melody Gregory, a Finkelstein & Partners Managing Attorney recently shared a letter she received from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of -->

Staying Safe on “Blackout Wednesday”

Staying Safe on “Blackout Wednesday”

On the day before Thanksgiving millions of Americans will flock to bars, restaurants, and parties for what has been dubbed “Drinksgiving” and/or “Blackout Wednesday.” According to PR Newswire, in some cities the day before Thanksgiving is a bigger drinking day than New Year’s Eve and even Saint Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, some “Blackout Wednesday” participants will -->

Managing Attorney Melody Gregory named September Citizen of the Month by Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Managing Attorney Melody Gregory named September Citizen of the Month by Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Congratulations to Melody Gregory on this well-deserved honor! “‘Melody is a great example of what hard work and dedication can help someone accomplish,’ Neuhaus said. ‘She also is a model for what it means to ‘pay it forward.’ Melody’s passion for serving her community is appreciated and is to be commended. I’m inspired by her -->

A Proven Track Record

A Proven Track Record

When choosing a law firm some people depend on word of mouth, while others are more comfortable looking at the numbers. We encourage you to check out our frequently updated client testimonial page and recent results page. Do you have something to say about your experience with the firm? Click here and submit a review -->

September is Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month

During the month of September safety groups throughout the country will be promoting baby safety, focusing this year on the importance of properly using straps on all juvenile products. Falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injuries for all young children, and one of the easiest ways to prevent a fall is by properly -->

Another Distracted Driver Held Accountable, Finkelstein & Partners Client Recovers $910,000 Settlement

Our client suffered painful injuries after he was struck by a distracted driver, and was never able to return to work. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys were able to collect the full $500,000 of insurance from the distracted driver, and on top of that collected …read more.

Save the Date to Save an Animal in Need

On August 19th a North Carolina Animal Rescue will be bringing some of its dogs to the town of Ulster Petco for an adoption event. The Animal Rescue, Saving Grace Animals, “is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family -->

Safer Apartments for Newburgh Residents

The City of Newburgh has deployed additional resources to identify Newburgh properties that have illegally converted living spaces. According to officials, the city has “a surplus of unscrupulous property owners violating zoning and building codes”-The Record Online. Illegally converted living spaces pose a major health and safety risk to its inhabitants. Many illegal living spaces -->

Sharing the Road with Opiate Users

Did you know drug overdose is the leading cause of preventable death for adults in the U.S. age 25 to 64*? And according to recent statistics the number of people getting behind the wheel while under the influence of opiates has skyrocketed in recent years. “‘The opiate epidemic is primarily defined by deaths from overdoses, -->

Because We All Deserve a Safe Work Environment

When hiring a contractor the owner of the property must ensure the working environment is safe – even when the property owner does not direct or supervise the work. Our client was seriously injured while working on a property in High Falls, NY. A Warren County jury enforced the New York Labor Law with a -->

How Technology and Trucking Affects Us All

Automotive technology is constantly evolving, as is the motivation behind new designs, models, and features. While most motorists have gotten used to some of the features implemented in new model cars, many are unaware of how technology has effected the large-scale commercial trucks we share the road with. Here are some features added to some -->