Hudson Valley Personal Injury Law Blog

Fishkill Injury Attorney Serving Myers Corner, Beacon, Lagrangeville and Nearby Areas of Hudson Valley

February 18, 2017
A recent AAA survey says that they might be. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety surveyed 2,511 licensed drivers from August 26 to September 6, and the results of the survey may surprise you. Over 88 percent of 19- to 24-year-old drivers willingly reported that they had engaged in driving behaviors... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
January 31, 2017
In trip and fall cases, defendant property owners will generally not be held liable where a trip is caused by a trivial defect which is in plain sight.  What exactly is a trivial defect and how does the court system decide motions to dismiss lawsuits based upon the trivial defect defense?  The... Read More
January 31, 2017
Car Accidents: This 4th Dept. appeals court decision touches on a few different things.  First, relying upon an expert to make your case out when the expert's opinion is speculative in nature, usually will not end well.  Second, the plaintiff attempted to rely upon the Noseworthy doctrine.   The... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
August 09, 2016
As a New York personal injury lawyer who has been handling serious injury cases stemming from auto accidents for 37 years, I am especially aware of the epidemic of distracted driving that brings many new clients to my firm. It's very easy to recognize when drivers are texting and driving. The tell-... Read More
June 18, 2016
Shared from the Mid Hudson Valley, NY Patch By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) - June 18, 2016 4:39 pm ET Fatal Crash on I-84 Fishkill, NY - One person is dead and two others seriously injured in a Saturday afternoon accident on I-84. On June 18, at about 1:15 p.m., New York State Police responded... Read More
May 30, 2016
All personal injury lawyers will provide a free consultation as part of the process of signing up new clients. Most potential clients want to know just how much their personal injury claim is worth and will, in most cases, ask the question before they sign a retainer agreement. The question... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
March 27, 2016
There is an presumption in the law that when someone driving a motor vehicle strikes a vehicle in front of them, that they were negligent in doing so. This presumption can be refuted by the defendant driver by showing that there is a reasonable alternative explanation for the hit-in-the rear... Read More
February 25, 2016
Thousands of people each year are injured while slipping on ice, wet floors, or damaged walkways; or by falling from unstable balconies, damaged stairs, or into inadequately-signed holes. If you or a loved one has been impacted by such a personal injury, you may be able to seek damages from the... Read More
June 27, 2015
When it is clear that the defendant was negligent, a common tactic used by insurance companies and their lawyers is to formally admit liability and just contest the nature and extent of the injuries that were caused by the negligent driver. When this approach is taken, defendants don't want... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
April 24, 2015
It is possible to have the court decide who was to blame for a car accident (liability) before trial.  Whoever files the motion for summary judgment before trial asking the court to decide the liability issue before trial has the burden of demonstrating negligent conduct.  Then the other party must... Read More
Category: Car Accidents