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Dutchess County, New York

Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyers in Dutchess County

Located in the Hudson Valley in the state of New York, Dutchess County has a population of 295,911 covering 825 square miles, as of the 2020 census. Its Supreme Court is located in Poughkeepsie. Motor vehicle accidents account for 16% of the deaths in the county—they are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths and ER visits, and they are the second leading cause of hospitalizations. Major roads in Dutchess County include I-84, US 9, the Taconic State Parkway, NY 22, NY 82, US 44, NY 52, NY 55, and NY 199. I-84 is the only interstate road that crosses through Dutchess County. If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of another’s negligence, you should consult the zealous and seasoned Dutchess County personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Mark A. Siesel. Since 1986, our office has obtained numerous successful settlements and verdicts since 1986 worth several million dollars for our clients. We provide personalized service.

What Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?

We represent people in Dutchess County who are injured in crashes involving cars, motorcycles, buses, and trucks, as well as those harmed in construction accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and in connection with product defects and dangerous pharmaceuticals. Many of these lawsuits require our attorneys to establish another party’s negligence.

To prove negligence in your case, we will need to show it’s more likely than not: (1) the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, (2) the defendant breached the duty of care, (3) the breach caused your injuries, and (4) actual damages as a result of the injuries. The circumstances of your injuries will determine whether you were owed a duty of reasonable care, the nature of that duty, and whether that duty was breached. All drivers, for instance, owe a duty of reasonable care to those with whom they share the road. Doctors owe a professional duty of care only to their patients.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In motor vehicle accidents, a driver may be found liable for an accident caused by his or her speeding, reckless driving, tailgating, drunk driving, distracted driving, weaving, and failure to obey traffic signs and signals. For example, if you were driving on I-84, and a truck rear-ended you because he was fatigued and didn’t realize he was following too closely given traffic conditions, it is likely we would be able to establish that he was liable for the accident.

Likewise, if your doctor didn’t abide by the professional standard of care applicable to the situation when you came in with symptoms of breast cancer, and your cancer progressed, as a result, we would likely be able to sue for damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Comparative Negligence

In most cases, a defendant in a personal injury case asserts that the accident victim was comparatively negligent, and that therefore, his or her damages should be reduced by an amount equal to his or her fault. The jury will determine the total damages, and then assign percentages of fault to those alleged to be at fault, including the plaintiff claiming damages. Your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault for the accident.

When our lawyers are able to establish liability, we should be able to recover compensatory damages, which are intended to make up for your economic and noneconomic losses.

Consult Seasoned Attorneys About Your Claim in Dutchess County

We offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. From the moment a client enters our offices, through the conclusion of their case by trial, mediation, arbitration or other resolution, the client is kept fully apprised of the status of their case. If you were injured and believe someone else is at fault, call our trustworthy lawyers at (914) 428-7386 to schedule an appointment for your free consultation or contact us through our online form.

Client Reviews

Mark Siesel represented me in a personal injury case. I was extremely impressed with his work for several reasons. He was very professional, committed and thorough in the entire process. Mark's persistence and compassion reassured me that I was never alone. He completed his work promptly and...

L.A., former client

Last year, I was in a very bad car accident with a New York City construction truck. I immediately retained Mark Siesel to represent me, as he had previously represented members of my family in other cases with excellent results. Mark handled all aspects of my case thoroughly and aggressively, from...

J.D., former client

There is no one better than Mark Siesel. He is honest, fair, caring and gets the job done. I felt confident knowing that Mark was representing me. He is a true professional. I would recommend him very highly.

P.A., former client

Previously my opinion of lawyers was rather jaded and not very respectful. My prior dealings with lawyers before retaining Mark Siesel left me feeling frustrated and defensive. When I had a motor vehicle accident and needed a lawyer, I went to Mark. From the initial visit I had with him, through the...

S.G., former client

...thanks for the fine job of Mark Siesel on my settlement... everything was handled expeditiously and with intelligence...I was in good hands with Mr. Siesel.

B.B., former client

When your 19 year old son is in a terrible car accident, one is not thinking of lawyers. We feel very lucky to have Mark be the one that represented us. In a low key way, he guided us through confusing hospital red tape, answered questions and was quickly and consistently available for all our...


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