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NY Times: American Unhappiness Leading to Car Crash Deaths. Is it true in the Hudson Valley too?

One of the most troubling trends in the world of automobile safety has been the sustained national increase in car accident deaths since 2020, despite an overall decrease in the number of miles that people are driving every day. According to a report by the New York Times, the national death rate on our roads… Read More »

Liability for Personal Injuries on Hudson Valley College Campuses

A bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives has put personal injuries on college campuses front and center as an important issue. Called the The College Operational Reporting of Emergencies Involving Teens and Young Adults Safety Act of 2022 (or COREY Safety Act for short), it’s a bill that would mandate colleges to publicly report… Read More »

How Much Does Motorcycle Accident Insurance Cost in Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie?

Common sense says that motorcycles are more dangerous than cars. Statistics back that up; according to national statistics, motorcyclists in a crash are 27-30 times more likely to die than car drivers, and passengers are six times more likely to die in a crash than an auto passenger. However, motorcycle insurance rates are significantly lower… Read More »

Study: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) May Decrease Risk of Motorcycle Crashes by 20-30%

As a Hudson Valley personal injury law firm, we have analyzed the top causes of motorcycle crashes and injuries in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. In all three counties, unsafe speeds, driver inattention, and being followed too closely were the top causes of accidents. As a motorcyclist, it can feel like one is at the… Read More »

Increased Crash Risks from the Hudson Valley Electric Vehicle Boom

A recent study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics found that Electric Vehicle drivers exhibit “acceleration risks” ranging from 180-340% higher than when driving traditional vehicles. While the average electric car has a slower top speed than gas-powered cars, electric motors are able to reach maximum torque instantly. This means that electric car drivers, especially if they… Read More »

How to Get Video Evidence for your Personal Injury Case

Evidence is the foundation of any personal injury case. In order to prove that another party violated their duty to you, there has to be evidence that supports your narrative of what actually happened at the time of the accident. There are many ways to build a case of what happened using methods after the… Read More »

What are your rights in a New York e-bike accident?

The use of throttle-based bicycles (also known as e-bikes) and scooters were legalized in New York State in the spring of 2020.  The law created four classifications of e-bikes and e-scooters: E-bike with pedal assist – 20 MPH Speed Limit, helmet recommended  E-bike with throttle up to 20 MPH & pedal assist – helmet recommended… Read More »

Can You Sue From Being Injured in a Bus Accident?

Although we have far fewer buses on the roads in the Hudson Valley than in New York City, it is still a common occurrence to see various kinds of schoolbuses, municipal buses, commuter buses, and tour buses. Passengers, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should know that there are many possible ways that a bus can be… Read More »

Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationally But Decrease in the Hudson Valley

The headlines about car crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles have been coming in: “Pedestrian Deaths Spike in U.S. as Reckless Driving Surges” “Study: SUVs, pickups hit pedestrians more often than cars do” “Pedestrian deaths up in 2020 despite lower driving rates” The studies are showing that nationally, pedestrian and bicycle deaths have increased by 51%… Read More »

What Causes Car Accidents in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County?

Thanks to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research, we have a clear picture of how many car crashes there are here in the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as the causes of the crashes. Regardless of how the accident was caused, if you were injured in a car crash in the Hudson Valley, give… Read More »