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What Times do Car Crashes Happen Most in Ulster and Dutchess County?

One of the most sobering reminders of the need for safe driving practices is taking a look at car crash statistics in the Hudson Valley. In 2022, there were 7,689 reported car crashes in Dutchess County, with 2,121 reported injuries or fatalities. In Ulster County, with a lower population, there were 5,205 crashes, with a… Read More »

A Health & Car Accident Snapshot for Ulster & Dutchess County in 2023

Ulster County and Dutchess County are great places to live. Both have their own charms, histories, and environments; but as personal injury attorneys, we’re curious about how safe they are compared to the rest of the state, and the country as a whole. In this blog post, we’re going to look at nine different metrics… Read More »

Why seeing a doctor after a car crash is essential

A car or motorcycle crash is a life-altering event. If you are fortunate enough to walk away unscathed, you may be eager to move on with life and not think about the crash too much. You may refuse medical attention at the scene of the accident, and decide to seek medical attention only if future… Read More »

Can You Sue Your Spouse’s Insurance Company After a Crash?

As personal injury lawyers in the Hudson Valley, we traditionally have not gotten involved in marital disputes on behalf of our clients. But a new state law that took effect on August 1 is changing that somewhat. Called Senate Bill S833, the bill shakes up what’s known as Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance. The coverage will… Read More »

How Likely is a Tesla Self-Driving Accident in New York? (UPDATED FOR 2023)

When someone is injured in a car accident, the question of liability is central to obtaining full compensation. If a driver fails to yield the right of way, fails to obey traffic signals or laws, makes a sudden stop, or fails to signal properly, their level of responsibility for a resulting accident rises. But what… Read More »

What Causes Car Accidents in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess County? (UPDATED for 2023)

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 »

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 »