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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 »

Four Reasons a Hudson Valley Personal Injury Firm May Be Better Than a National One

While living in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, or the larger Ulster County, Dutchess County or Orange County area, you may see a lot of advertising for personal injury attorneys. Some of it is from attorneys, like us, who have deep roots and familiarity with the community. Some of it is from law firms that are located far… Read More »

As Legal Weed Comes to the Hudson Valley, An Increase in Car Crashes May Follow

In March of 2021, New York State legalized marijuana use for adults 21 and older. It is now legal to use marijuana anywhere it is legal to use tobacco, and it is expected that there will be retail locations to legally buy marijuana as early as April 2022. Just as with alcohol, it is illegal… Read More »

What to Do In a Car Crash with an Uninsured Driver in Ulster and Dutchess County

It’s estimated that one in 20 motorists on the roads in New York State are currently uninsured. According to the Insurance Information Institute, that’s the 3rd-lowest percentage in the country. Despite those low odds, accidents with uninsured or underinsured motorists happen more than you would think. Thankfully, there are some legal avenues you can take… 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 »

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 »