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What causes Motorcycle Crashes in the Mid-Hudson Valley?

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 three years in the Mid-Hudson Valley. County 2019 2020 2021 Dutchess 368 339 332 Orange 197 149 160 Ulster 77 98 75 According to the data, roughly… Read More »

Why you should see a doctor after a car crash

After a car crash, there are many things that will take up your time. You may have to make arrangements to miss work, get a replacement vehicle, arrange new transportation for your family, and deal with the shock of what may have been a traumatic event. If you only have minor aches and pains, bumps… Read More »

Farming is the 10th Most Dangerous Job for Personal Injuries

For most people, farming and agriculture doesn’t evoke thoughts of danger and personal injuries. Pulling weeds from a tomato garden on a sunny day, or a tractor serenely working across a beautiful Hudson Valley field don’t seem like situations that result in serious injury or death. But according to the latest statistics from the U.S.… Read More »

Four Reasons a Hudson Valley Personal Injury Firm May Be Better Than a National One

While living in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, or the larger Ulster County, Dutchess County or Orange County area, you may see a lot of advertising for personal injury attorneys. Some of it is from attorneys, like us, who have deep roots and familiarity with the community. Some of it is from law firms that are located far… Read More »

As Legal Weed Comes to the Hudson Valley, An Increase in Car Crashes May Follow

In March of 2021, New York State legalized marijuana use for adults 21 and older. It is now legal to use marijuana anywhere it is legal to use tobacco, and it is expected that there will be retail locations to legally buy marijuana as early as April 2022. Just as with alcohol, it is illegal… Read More »

CPAP Machine Recall Hits Hudson Valley

Ventilation and sleep apnea devices, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, are relied upon nightly by tens of millions of Americans to improve their quality of life and to prevent potentially fatal nighttime breathing obstruction episodes. A CPAP machine generally is expected to be used heavily for up to five years before it… Read More »

What to Do In a Car Crash with an Uninsured Driver in Ulster and Dutchess County

It’s estimated that one in 20 motorists on the roads in New York State are currently uninsured. According to the Insurance Information Institute, that’s the 3rd-lowest percentage in the country. Despite those low odds, accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists happen more than you would think. Thankfully, there are some legal avenues you can take… Read More »

Seven Ways the Pandemic Has Affected Car Crash Costs

In the world of personal injury law, the fundamentals have remained the same for a long time. Our firm represents Hudson Valley personal injury victims and their families, and we push back against insurance companies to get the maximum possible compensation for our clients. However, many of the factors and circumstances around that have changed… Read More »

The 18 Busiest Train Intersections in the Mid-Hudson Valley

If you live in the Mid-Hudson Valley, then there’s a good chance trains are a part of everyday life. Many people hear trains from afar, but as drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, being aware of train crossings and avoiding personal injury accidents is a critical part of being safe as we travel in our daily lives.… Read More »

What to do after a boating accident on the Hudson River

It’s summer, which is an amazing time for boating, jet-skiing, and swimming in the Hudson Valley. However, according to a recent report by the New York Times, boating accidents have skyrocketed in 2020 and 2021. The jump in boating injuries and fatalities is attributed to an unprecedented number of inexperienced boaters who recently bought new… Read More »