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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 »

Eight Things to Remember When an Insurance Company Offers You a Settlement After a Personal Injury Accident

Here’s the scenario: you’ve been in an accident, or suffered a loss because of another party’s fault. You’re sitting in the hospital, or at home, and the phone rings from an unknown number. It’s the other party’s insurance company, and they’re offering you settlement money. It might even sound like a decent amount money: enough… 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 »

The 11 Most Popular Places for Hudson Valley Pedestrians to Walk

One of the best ways to experience life in the Hudson Valley is on foot. Whether you’re walking on a street, a sidewalk, a rail trail, or through a meadow, there’s so much you can learn and enjoy outside of the confines of a car. We used Google and social media data to rank some… 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 »

Ten Facts About Hudson Valley Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident occurs when a property owner fails to maintain a safe and secure premises for the use of their customers or passers-by. Here in the Hudson Valley, slip and fall accidents predominantly occur during the winter months, when snow, ice, sleet and slush can accumulate in parking lots, sidewalks, or near… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Motorcycling in New York State (According to Facebook)

We are a personal injury law firm based in the Hudson Valley that has obtained one of the biggest motorcycle injury settlements in Ulster County history. We love being part of the local motorcycle community, and with some help from Facebook data, put together stats about New York State motorcyclists: how many there are, their political… Read More »

9 Hudson Valley Roundabouts That May Reduce Vehicle Personal Injury Crashes

The world is changing fast around us, but one thing will always be the same: people get really fired up about proposed traffic circles and roundabouts. Across Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, new roundabouts are popping up seemingly every year. As personal injury attorneys who represent clients who have been injured in motor vehicle, trucking, bicycle… Read More »

Six Things to Know If You’re Hurt on a Hudson Valley Construction Job

It’s hard to drive around the Hudson Valley or open one of the local newspapers without reading about new construction taking place. There are barely enough subcontractors and workers available to fill the demand, and unfortunately, corners can get cut sometimes, resulting in serious injuries for workers, including roofers, laborers, and iron and steel workers.… Read More »