Personal Injury Law Information

Slipped on “Black Ice,” You Say? Well, Don’t Say It.

By Basch & Keegan |

The phrase “black ice” is often used by slip and fall victims when explaining how their accident happened or describing their injuries to a medical professional. We know that property owners are responsible for maintaining their property after the accumulation of ice or snow, but “black ice” cases can present unique legal challenges. What… Read More »

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Falls From Height in The Construction Industry: The Scaffold Law & How It Can Help You

By Basch & Keegan |

It’s no surprise that construction sites are dangerous work environments. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. Falls from elevated work positions, such as scaffolding or ladders, are the number one leading cause of death in the construction industry. But what happens if you’re injured on the… Read More »

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A Big Win for The Rights of the Elderly & Their Families

By Basch & Keegan |

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that prohibits any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of in court, according to a recent New York Times article.  This rule, as issued by… Read More »

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8 Motorcycle Safety Tips for Beginner Riders

By Basch & Keegan |

You just received your motorcycle license – congrats! Riding on the open road on your new bike can be exhilarating, freeing, and even relaxing. However, it can also be extremely dangerous to newbies and life threatening if the proper precautions aren’t taken. As a new rider, you know that you should always wear the… Read More »

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Q&A: Tractor Trailer Accident – Who’s at Fault?

By Basch & Keegan |

Question: I was trailing two large semi trucks following each other for about a half of a mile. They were going extremely slow around 30 mph so I decided to pass them because you are allowed to pass on the road I was taking. I see no cars for at least 1 mile in… Read More »

A woman on the ground after a slip and fall accident on the sidewalk.

Q&A: Fall at a Federal Building – Is There a Basis for a Lawsuit?

By John DeGasperis |

Question: Last Thursday I fell at a federal building in Kingston, NY. I didn’t break any bones but I got quite sick. I have a large bruise on my right arm my knee right is painful. My back is hurting again. In the past I suffered from sciatica. I bumped my head on the… Read More »

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Q&A: What Should I Do if I Slip and Fall Over Debris Left Out on Private Property and Broke My Wrist?

By John DeGasperis |

Slip and fall cases are common, especially during the winter months in the New York Hudson Valley area. From the moment an incident happens – that is the time to do some simple things to ensure that your injuries, the site of the accident, and witness information are well documented. In addition, it needs to be reported properly. It is… Read More »

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What to Expect from a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley car accident & slip & fall attorneys Basch & Keegan discuss what to expect from a New York personal injury lawsuit.

Car tire blowout, very flat tire.

Tire Blowouts Can Lead to Car Crashes

By Basch & Keegan |

Tire blowouts are one of the leading causes of car accidents. Blowouts can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including: low tire pressure, damage from an object on the road or from a hazardous road condition, over-inflation, excessive weight load, damage from excessive use, or defects in the tire’s design or manufacture. The… Read More »

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Five Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter Weather

By Basch & Keegan |

Hudson Valley personal injury attorneys Basch & Keegan discuss ways to get your car ready for winter weather driving to stay safe & avoid car accidents.