Hudson Valley Personal Injury Law Blog

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March 26, 2015
What happens if a plaintiff or a defendant dies during litigation?  Normally, the Surrogate Court will appoint a representative to substitute for the party in the litigation.  However, in some cases, the New York Supreme Court judge may do so.  In the following 2nd Dept. decision, the New York... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
February 01, 2015
Under the New York No-Fault law, a car accident injury victim has several different ways that they can satisfy the law's requirement of having sustained a "serious injury". If none apply, there is the catch all 90/180 day rule.  What exactly is that rule? The injury victim must have a medically-... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
December 22, 2014
Generally, under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law, injured workers are barred from suing their employers to obtain personal injury damages.  This law has its exceptions, such as claims by employees of interstate railroads covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act and maritime workers... Read More
Category: Damages
December 12, 2014
When a vehicle rear ends another stopped or stopping vehicle, the law permits the inference that the vehicle that struck the other vehicle in the rear was negligent.  However, the courts will not grant a motion for pre-trial determination of liability in this circumstance if the defendant can... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
September 15, 2014
As previously discussed on this blog, when you are bringing a lawsuit to recover damages for a slip and fall that happens after a snow storm, it's necessary to be familiar with applicable laws and regulations that govern how much time a property owner has after the end of a storm to make the... Read More
August 10, 2014
In New York, patients generally have 2 1/2 yrs. from the date of malpractice to commence a lawsuit.  There are several exceptions to this rule.  For example, if a surgeon leaves something in a patient during a surgical procedure, the statute of limitations is measured from when the patient knew or... Read More
June 25, 2014
Thousands of legal cases arose after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, with many accusing airlines and city agencies of faulty and unsafe operations. Ten years later, the lawsuits have been consolidated into four "master cases," and several have ended in settlements.... Read More
Category: Wrongful Death
June 25, 2014
Approximately 28 percent of individuals injured in auto accidents, including those in New York, suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. And, many more individuals all across the country experience mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Also known as concussions, MTBIs can lead to memory... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
Though winter hasn't officially started, signs of its impending arrival are all around us. Many areas of our state have already seen snow, the days are shorter and the long nights are much cooler. In addition to snowflakes, colder temperatures and the cheery holiday season, this time of year brings... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
First, what is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an auto-immune disease that is caused by the bite of a deer tick. The tick bites the host mammal it feeds upon, anesthetizes the mammal so it doesn't feel the bite, cements its mouth piece to the mammal and feeds on the mammal's blood. The blood mixes in... Read More