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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 »

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 »

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 »