Hudson Valley Personal Injury Law Blog

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

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
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