Car Accident Lawyers
The car accident attorneys at Basch & Keegan frequently handle personal injury claims arising from car accidents, always with the goal of helping injury victims recover maximum compensation from car insurance companies and at-fault parties. Our firm is based in Kingston, NY and represents clients throughout the Hudson Valley. The most common car crash types are:
Car Accidents are Frequently Caused by Irresponsible Driving Behaviors.
When most people think of personal injury claims, they likely think of cases involving car accidents. At least in part, this is because auto accidents are so common, with many people being involved in more than one accident during their lifetimes. While some of these accidents are minor and relatively easy to overcome, others are devastating, with fatalities, permanent injuries, and substantial medical costs and treatment.
While recovering from a car accident can take years, causing a car accident only takes seconds. And in many cases, the accident should never have happened. In addition to generally distracted driving, some of the most common driver behaviors leading to accidents include:
- Talking or texting on a cell phone
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Changing lanes too quickly and/or without checking blind spots
- Making improper turns or failing to use a turn signal
- Impatient driving
- Disregarding weather conditions
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street or on/off-ramp
- Design or manufacturing defects in automobile components or equipment
- Defective roadways, including potholes, and unclear lane designation
Even when the circumstances of an auto accident are fairly straightforward, it can still be difficult to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. This is because car insurance companies almost always try to minimize payouts on claims, even to their own policyholders. And in the case of serious injuries and damages, the cost of recovery can be high.
Experienced legal representation can help ensure you receive the insurance benefits you’re entitled to, as well as any additional compensation available to you. At Basch & Keegan, we dedicate all of our knowledge and resources to getting great results for our clients – and car insurance companies know we don’t back down when additional recovery is possible.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an car accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, recklessness, or illegal conduct behind the wheel, please contact Basch & Keegan today for a free consultation. If you’re unable to come to our office, we’ll come to your home or hospital room.