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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP