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What to do if you’re injured in an Uber Accident in NYS

Ride-sharing platforms like Uber and Lyft didn’t exist in the Hudson Valley until June of 2017. Although there’s no exact data about Ulster County or Dutchess County, ridership in nearby New York City is as many as six to eight times higher than traditional taxis. While licensed taxis have well-established regulatory and insurance requirements to… Read More »

Report Shows Increased Risks of Fatal Car Accidents With Less Traffic

A preliminary analysis by the National Safety Council found some good news and bad news about 2020: while the pandemic led to fewer cars on the road and fewer total crashes, the number of and percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths increased dramatically. The percentage of car accident deaths to miles driven rose by 24%;… Read More »

What to Do if You’re Injured in an Airbnb in New York State

Airbnbs have become incredibly popular in the Hudson Valley. There are thousands of Airbnbs already operating in our community, and more on the way. What happens when someone is injured in a slip and fall in a Kingston, NY Airbnb, and wants to recover damages? If an injury occurs in a hotel, premises liability law… Read More »

Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents by Gig and Delivery App Workers?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, gig work was on the rise as a way for people to make money, both in our community and nationally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that approximately 43% of the U.S. workforce would be independent workers by 2020. It’s hard to say how many of those people use mediated… Read More »

7 Takeaways from a Kingston NY Study on Uptown Traffic and Personal Injury Accidents

The City of Kingston recently commissioned a study about traffic safety along the Schwenk Drive and Clinton Avenue corridors between Washington Avenue and Albany Avenue in Uptown Kingston. Studies like this aim to understand how roadway design can reduce the number of personal injury vehicle accidents, as well as the severity of the accidents. The… Read More »

What to do if you get injured by a drone in the Hudson Valley

On December 28, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that drone pilots can fly small drones over people, provided they meet certain terms and conditions. Previously, drone operators could only fly drones over other people if they were located under a “covered structure, or inside a stationary vehicle.”  The report says, “Although the FAA expects the… Read More »

The Hudson Valley has the Most Teslas on the Road. What happens legally in a self-driving accident?

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 »

Redesign Hopes to Reduce Poughkeepsie Car Accidents On Route 9 and 44/55

Injured in a car accident in Poughkeepsie? There’s a good chance that one of these roads are part of the story: Route 9 and Route 44/45. According to a recent report published by the Dutchess County Transportation Council, the area around the Route 9 and Route 44/55 interchange and intersections along Route 44/55 had a… Read More »

Car Accidents to Blame for Most Hudson Valley Accident Deaths

According to the latest data from County Health Rankings, Ulster and Dutchess County have more fatal accident victims than the average New York county, while Orange County is slightly better than average. The data tracks the number of deaths resulting from accidents between 2014-2018, for people residing in these counties. Hudson Valley Car Accident Deaths… Read More »

Over 2.2 Million New York Vehicles Have a Safety Recall

As a personal injury firm that represents the victims of vehicle accidents in the Hudson Valley, we know that no two accidents are alike. Every accident has thousands of factors that contribute to them. These factors lead to untold amounts of damage and trauma to people’s lives, and if they’re lucky, they can recover some… Read More »