Lithium Battery Explosions and New York State Personal Injury law
A new development in the Hudson Valley has been the newfound prevalence of throttle-based bicycles, also known as e-bikes, and electric scooters. As with any new technology that gets adopted quickly, there are often growing pains or new issues that need to be considered. Last year, we wrote a blog post focusing on the rights… Read More »
Proving Liability in New York State Winter Car Crashes
One reality of living in New York State is that in the winter, there can be a significant amount of snow, freezing rain and slush on the roads. According to weather research, since 2004, the Hudson Valley averages about 42” of snowfall a year, and roughly ten snowfall events of over an inch. Those conditions… Read More »
Where do fatal car crashes happen most in the Hudson Valley?
Every car crash that causes personal injuries or fatalities is different. There are any number of factors that can contribute to the occurrence of a tragic crash; as personal injury attorneys, it’s our job to help our clients and their families receive the full compensation they deserve for another party’s negligence. We’ve covered the fact… Read More »
Do Older Motorcyclists Have More Serious Injuries from Crashes in New York State?
In New York State, motorcycle accidents that result in personal injuries can be some of the hardest accidents for victims to recover from. Not only can motorcycle accidents result in injuries like brain trauma, road rash, broken bones and facial trauma, but due to New York’s no-fault laws, motorcyclists have to directly seek compensation from… Read More »
NY Times: American Unhappiness Leading to Car Crash Deaths. Is it true in the Hudson Valley too?
One of the most troubling trends in the world of automobile safety has been the sustained national increase in car accident deaths since 2020, despite an overall decrease in the number of miles that people are driving every day. According to a report by the New York Times, the national death rate on our roads… Read More »
How Much Does Motorcycle Accident Insurance Cost in Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie?
Common sense says that motorcycles are more dangerous than cars. Statistics back that up; according to national statistics, motorcyclists in a crash are 27-30 times more likely to die than car drivers, and passengers are six times more likely to die in a crash than an auto passenger. However, motorcycle insurance rates are significantly lower… Read More »
Study: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) May Decrease Risk of Motorcycle Crashes by 20-30%
As a Hudson Valley personal injury law firm, we have analyzed the top causes of motorcycle crashes and injuries in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. In all three counties, unsafe speeds, driver inattention, and being followed too closely were the top causes of accidents. As a motorcyclist, it can feel like one is at the… Read More »
Increased Crash Risks from the Hudson Valley Electric Vehicle Boom
A recent study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics found that Electric Vehicle drivers exhibit “acceleration risks” ranging from 180-340% higher than when driving traditional vehicles. While the average electric car has a slower top speed than gas-powered cars, electric motors are able to reach maximum torque instantly. This means that electric car drivers, especially if they… Read More »
What are your rights in a New York e-bike accident?
The use of throttle-based bicycles (also known as e-bikes) and scooters were legalized in New York State in the spring of 2020. The law created four classifications of e-bikes and e-scooters: E-bike with pedal assist – 20 MPH Speed Limit, helmet recommended E-bike with throttle up to 20 MPH & pedal assist – helmet recommended… Read More »
What Causes Car Accidents in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County?
Thanks to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research, we have a clear picture of how many car crashes there are here in the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as the causes of the crashes. Regardless of how the accident was caused, if you were injured in a car crash in the Hudson Valley, give… Read More »