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Bulldozer Accident Takes Life of Local Woman


An accident on a local Dutchess County job site has resulted in the death of a woman who worked on the site. The accident occurred on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Red Hook. A 44-year-old woman from Elizaville was working for Jeff Decker & Son on a field-leveling project on a site located on… Read More »

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Semi and Motorcycle Collide, Injuring Two


A recent local accident involving a large truck and a motorcycle has resulted in injuries to two people, one of whom was in serious condition. The crash shows the vulnerabilities of motorcycles on the road, as well as the dangers of traveling at excessive speeds. The crash happened in the Orange County town of… Read More »

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Fracture and Broken Bone Injuries


Breaking a bone can be an extremely painful and traumatic experience. For children, fracture injuries can be common and often heal easily. In adults, however, broken bones often involve much longer healing periods and painful complications, and they can pose a very serious threat to senior citizens. Learn more about fracture injuries below, and… Read More »

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Study Finds that Large Share of Teen Roadway Deaths Stem from Alcohol Use


It should come as no surprise that teens and alcohol are a dangerous combination, or that teens are the age group most likely to lose their lives in a traffic accident. However, a recent study makes it even clearer that alcohol is responsible for a troubling share of teen deaths on the road. Read… Read More »

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Accidents During Childbirth Reduced with Simple Improvements in Hospital Practice


Childbirth can be one of the most beautiful and cherished moments in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong during childbirth, the fragile and tenuous life of the infant can easily be threatened, or that infant can suffer life-long disabilities. Errors by the doctors and nurses who attend to women in labor are… Read More »

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“Gray Divorce” Increasingly Common


Divorce rates in the US have declined somewhat over the past 30 years, except for one surprising demographic: those over age 50. As old-fashioned social rules on the acceptability of divorce change, more and more baby boomers are seeking to end their marriages. Learn more about what is believed to be at the root… Read More »

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Survey of Drivers Reveals Common Practice of Dangerous Behaviors


A recent survey of US drivers reveals that, despite knowing what the safe choice is and agreeing that it is the safest possible choice, they still don’t always make that choice for themselves. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, which shows a substantial disconnect between what… Read More »

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How your Estate Plan is Affected by Your Divorce or Separation


Getting a divorce or entering a legal separation is a stressful time, full of countless changes and legal complications. While you may not realize it, updating your estate planning documents should be among your top concerns when ending a marriage. Divorced spouses disinherited automatically When you obtain a divorce or judicial separation in New… Read More »

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Accident Results in Fatal Injuries for Saugerties Woman


A local three-vehicle accident resulted in the loss of one life and required medical attention to two other individuals involved. The crash occurred at a site where local authorities had recently requested New York State approval to lower the speed limit—a request whose denial was received the day after the fatal accident. Fatal accident… Read More »

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Premises Liability Claim Moves Forward after Lethal Fall


A claim filed by the widow of a slip-and-fall victim was recently approved to move forward toward trial, despite a defendant’s efforts to have the lawsuit dismissed. The dismissal motion involved two defenses that are commonly raised by property owners in response to slip-and-fall claims, which injured plaintiffs must be prepared to challenge. Accident… Read More »

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