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Winter Weather’s Impact on Hudson Valley Slip and Fall Incidents

A “historically strong” El Nino winter may be coming to the Hudson Valley this winter. While that may cause students and some teachers to rejoice, it also may mean that a rash of slip and fall injuries is on the way. In this article, we go over the correlation between slip and fall injuries and… Read More »

What Times do Car Crashes Happen Most in Ulster and Dutchess County?

One of the most sobering reminders of the need for safe driving practices is taking a look at car crash statistics in the Hudson Valley. In 2022, there were 7,689 reported car crashes in Dutchess County, with 2,121 reported injuries or fatalities. In Ulster County, with a lower population, there were 5,205 crashes, with a… Read More »

A Health & Car Accident Snapshot for Ulster & Dutchess County in 2023

Ulster County and Dutchess County are great places to live. Both have their own charms, histories, and environments; but as personal injury attorneys, we’re curious about how safe they are compared to the rest of the state, and the country as a whole. In this blog post, we’re going to look at nine different metrics… Read More »

Why seeing a doctor after a car crash is essential

A car or motorcycle crash is a life-altering event. If you are fortunate enough to walk away unscathed, you may be eager to move on with life and not think about the crash too much. You may refuse medical attention at the scene of the accident, and decide to seek medical attention only if future… Read More »

Can You Sue Your Spouse’s Insurance Company After a Crash?

As personal injury lawyers in the Hudson Valley, we traditionally have not gotten involved in marital disputes on behalf of our clients. But a new state law that took effect on August 1 is changing that somewhat. Called Senate Bill S833, the bill shakes up what’s known as Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance. The coverage will… Read More »

Can Homeowners Be Held Liable for Motorcycle Crashes Caused by Yard Waste?

As we’ve covered before, there are many possible causes of car and motorcycle crashes. Usually, it is a driver who carries at least some of the blame for a crash and the injuries that result. However, roughly a quarter of car and motorcycle crashes are due to environmental factors, which can include: Generally speaking, local,… Read More »

Truck Crashes Increasing by 20% in Mid-Hudson Valley since 2020

Thanks to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research, we have gained valuable insights into the frequency and causes of truck crashes in the Mid-Hudson Valley. If you have been involved in a truck accident in the Hudson Valley and suffered injuries, we are here to help. Contact us at 845-600-0000 for a complimentary… Read More »

How Likely is a Tesla Self-Driving Accident in New York? (UPDATED FOR 2023)

When someone is injured in a car accident, the question of liability is central to obtaining full compensation. If a driver fails to yield the right of way, fails to obey traffic signals or laws, makes a sudden stop, or fails to signal properly, their level of responsibility for a resulting accident rises. But what… Read More »

What Causes Car Accidents in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County? (UPDATED for 2023)

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 »

What causes Motorcycle Crashes in the Mid-Hudson Valley? (UPDATED for 2023)

While there were reports of increased car crashes during the worst of the pandemic in 2020, it appears that motorcycle crashes have trended down overall in the last four years in the Mid-Hudson Valley. County 2019 2020 2021 2022 Dutchess 94 92 97 87 Orange 197 149 161 152 Ulster 58 73 56 63 Total… Read More »