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How Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Children in Personal Injury Cases

A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that children who sustain concussions via a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), are four times more likely to suffer additional concussions than other children who have no previous concussion history. This new information has major implications for how pediatric concussion and traumatic brain injury cases… Read More »

Dog Bite Injuries Expected to Rise As Restrictions are Lifted

The Insurance Information Institute reported that in 2020, insurance companies paid out a total of $853.7M million for 16,991 dog bite and injury claims, at an average of $50,245 per claim. That doesn’t include the totals from litigation and out-of-court settlements, where dog bite victims seek compensation for larger medical costs, lost wages and permanent… Read More »

Are Women at a Higher Risk of Deadly Car Accidents? Kingston, NY Personal Injury Lawyers Explain.

This year, a landmark study came out from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that found that women are at a higher risk of being killed or severely injured in car crashes.  In the Mid-Hudson Valley, however, local statistics show that men go to the emergency department with personal injuries from car accidents more than… Read More »

How Hudson Valley ZIP Codes Affect Car Accident Insurance Prices

It’s expensive to keep a car on the road. Between the cost of the vehicle itself, insurance, maintenance, repairs, registration and inspection fees, it can cost thousands of dollars a year. One variable that can make a difference of hundreds of dollars a year is car insurance. There are lots of factors that go into… Read More »

What the NY HERO ACT Means for Hudson Valley Workers and Businesses

As of Wednesday, May 19, New York State adopted a new mask guidance: immunocompromised and unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and social distance, but fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear a mask or social distance. Masks are still required on public transit, in nursing homes, homeless shelters, jails and prisons,… Read More »

ATV Accidents: What to Know in Kingston and the Hudson Valley

Driving recreational or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is a popular pastime in the Hudson Valley, especially in rural areas. As fun as riding an ATV can be, it can also be a highly dangerous activity, especially when drivers don’t take safety precautions or are driving under the influence. Although there are no local stats on Ulster… Read More »

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 »