Personal Injury Law Information

Motorcycle Riding on Road

If You Don’t Look Twice – You Might Miss A Motorcyclist!

By Basch & Keegan |

Distracted driving has increased the number of motorcycle accidents. The weather in Upstate New York has finally broken, just in time for “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While the rate of motor vehicle related fatalities has declined in recent years due to increased safety components, the number of motorcyclists injured or killed each year continues… Read More »

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Handling Accidents Correctly. Would you know what to do?

By Basch & Keegan |

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, to even the most careful person. Most people are in shock if they have witnessed an accident or are a victim themselves and may be at a loss for how to handle the situation. Would you know what to do if you or a loved one was injured? Basch… Read More »

people walking on a slippery road in the winter

3 Most Important Steps if You Slip and Fall on Ice This Winter

By Basch & Keegan |

Ice and snow are common this time of year in Upstate New York. These winter conditions are the main causes of slip and fall accidents during winter months. According to the lawyers at Basch & Keegan, most slip-and-fall accidents are preventable and they occur because the property owner acts negligently. Within the first month… Read More »

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Dos and Don’ts: Social Media Use During Your Lawsuit

By Basch & Keegan |

As soon as a lawsuit is filed, the defense will be scouring the internet for evidence to use against you. They will look for your social media pages and those of your friends, family, and coworkers. They will try to find unfavorable photos or posts where you are tagged, perhaps unknowingly. The defense will… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

motorcycle tips

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 »

Tractor trailer truck on a highway.

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 slip, trip, 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 »