Meet our 2019 Hudson Valley Law Scholarship Winner: Danielle Schmalz Fullam

This year, we launched our first-ever scholarship for law students who grew up in the Hudson Valley. We’re proud to announce that Danielle Schmalz Fullam, a UConn Law student expected to graduate in 2021, won the essay contest:  My name is Danielle Schmalz Fullam, and I attended New Paltz Central Schools throughout my childhood. I … Read More

The 1st Annual Mainetti & Mainetti Car & Bike Show

On a sweltering Saturday, July 20, 2019, we at Mainetti & Mainetti, P.C. were proud to raise money for Ulster County Community Action by putting on our practice’s first annual car & bike show. It was one of many community endeavors that our practice has donated to or participated in; we’ve been proud sponsors of … Read More

A dog bit me and caused injuries. Now what?

Almost everyone has had a brush with some kind of car accident or a slip and fall, and it’s fairly straightforward to imagine how one would obtain compensation for those: by suing the insurance company connected to the vehicle or premises that caused the accident. But what happens if someone’s dog bit you at a … Read More

9 Reasons That a Trucking Company Could Be Liable for Hitting Your Car

Accidents with commercial trucks are considered more dangerous than with regular-sized passenger vehicles. In the latest year of statistics we have available for New York State, there were over 12,000 crashes involving trucks, where 79 people were killed and 15,000 injured. In one such case, we obtained a settlement of over $4.2M for an 11 … Read More

In Their Own Words: Joseph LaLima

Our firm has been representing everyday people in the Hudson Valley for personal injury law cases for decades. One of our long-time clients is Joseph LaLima, the owner of LaLima’s Barbershop on Broadway in Kingston. In 2013, the Kingston Times wrote: “While some hair-cutting places are just that, places, Kingston is blessed with some great … Read More

Which New York Counties Have the Best Drivers at Avoiding Car Accidents?

You can take every safety precaution as a driver, but you can’t control what other people do on the road. According to New York State data, drivers in some counties are getting into fewer serious car accidents than others, and we believe there are some factors that go into those rankings. As long-time personal injury … Read More