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 »
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 »
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 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 »