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How many Dutchess County and Ulster County car crashes are caused by young or elderly drivers?

Car crashes are unfortunately a frequent occurrence on the roads of Dutchess County and Ulster County, impacting the lives of countless individuals and families. In this blog post, we will delve into the data provided by the NYS Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research to answer a critical question: How many of these accidents… Read More »

How Wearable Technology Is Affecting Personal Injury Lawsuits

As 2024 begins, we’re taking a look at some of the new trends that are developing in the personal injury cases of today and the near future. One of the biggest ones that offer both opportunities and pitfalls for victims seeking compensation for their injuries is wearable technologies. How could wearable devices affect a personal… Read More »

The Latest News on Ozempic Class Action Lawsuits

It is undeniable that the rise of Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic, and similar drugs, has been nothing short of a phenomenon as its use has expanded beyond the original intention of diabetes. The main ingredient, semaglutide, is a ‘GLP-1 receptor agonist,’ which can cause a side effect of weight loss for some patients. Novo Nordisk is… Read More »

Can Homeowners Be Held Liable for Motorcycle Crashes Caused by Yard Waste?

As we’ve covered before, there are many possible causes of car and motorcycle crashes. Usually, it is a driver who carries at least some of the blame for a crash and the injuries that result. However, roughly a quarter of car and motorcycle crashes are due to environmental factors, which can include: Generally speaking, local,… Read More »

What causes Motorcycle Crashes in the Mid-Hudson Valley? (UPDATED for 2023)

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 four years in the Mid-Hudson Valley. County 2019 2020 2021 2022 Dutchess 94 92 97 87 Orange 197 149 161 152 Ulster 58 73 56 63 Total… Read More »

Litigating Pedestrian Personal Injuries in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world to go for a walk. From hikes on trails, to the sidewalks of historic streets, to the shores of the Hudson River, there are so many great places for people to walk either for exercise, recreation, or to get to work or… Read More »

Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationally But Decrease in the Hudson Valley (UPDATED for 2023)

The headlines about car crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles have been coming in: “Pedestrian Deaths Spike in U.S. as Reckless Driving Surges” “Study: SUVs, pickups hit pedestrians more often than cars do” “Pedestrian deaths up in 2020 despite lower driving rates” The studies are showing that nationally, pedestrian and bicycle deaths have increased by 51%… Read More »

How to Get Video Evidence for your Personal Injury Case

Evidence is the foundation of any personal injury case. In order to prove that another party violated their duty to you, there has to be evidence that supports your narrative of what actually happened at the time of the accident. There are many ways to build a case of what happened using methods after the… Read More »

Can You Sue From Being Injured in a Bus Accident?

Although we have far fewer buses on the roads in the Hudson Valley than in New York City, it is still a common occurrence to see various kinds of schoolbuses, municipal buses, commuter buses, and tour buses. Passengers, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists should know that there are many possible ways that a bus can be… 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 »