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32 Poughkeepsie Intersection Improvements That May Prevent Crosswalk Accidents for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

The news just broke that the City of Poughkeepsie is getting $2.4M in grants to upgrade 32 pedestrian crossings to help pedestrians and bicyclists get around safely.According to a news report, the efforts will focus on intersections and crosswalks where they have the most pedestrian traffic and where accidents have occurred in the past, upgrading… Read More »

Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Six Stats About Ulster and Dutchess Car Accident Injuries

We treat every individual case and client with a personalized approach, but sometimes it’s helpful to look at some of the larger trends that are going on with personal injury law. One interesting area is to look at statistics from New York State about emergency department visits, which are typically the first step that people… Read More »

Meet our 2019 Hudson Valley Law Scholarship Winner: Danielle Schmalz Fullam

This year, we launched our first-ever scholarship for law students who grew up in the Hudson Valley. We’re proud to announce that Danielle Schmalz Fullam, a UConn Law student expected to graduate in 2021, won the essay contest:  My name is Danielle Schmalz Fullam, and I attended New Paltz Central Schools throughout my childhood. I… Read More »

The Keys to Winning a Roadway Defects Personal Injury Case for Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists

You suffered an accident, and your injuries are significant enough to make you miss work and/or affect your quality of life. If your accident was directly caused by a motorist’s negligence, it’s easy to make that connection. You can schedule a free consultation with a leading Hudson Valley personal injury attorney to see if you… Read More »

The 1st Annual Mainetti & Mainetti Car & Bike Show

On a sweltering Saturday, July 20, 2019, we at Mainetti & Mainetti, P.C. were proud to raise money for Ulster County Community Action by putting on our practice’s first annual car & bike show. It was one of many community endeavors that our practice has donated to or participated in; we’ve been proud sponsors of… Read More »

11 Throwback Examples of Car Accident Personal Injury Settlements in Kingston, NY

We’ve been representing accident victims in the Hudson Valley since the 1970s, and things have changed quite a bit since then.  For one, even though there are far more cars on the road now than there were back then, changes to auto safety rules, better enforcement of speed limits, and better road and car design… Read More »

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 »