Albany Personal Injury Lawyer
We’ve Helped 10,000+ Accident Clients!
You can never know when you’re going to be in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. But what you can always know is who can help deal with a personal injury claim afterward. If you were in an accident in Albany, Basch & Keegan LLP is the first name you should call!
Our personal injury lawyers in Albany bring more than 100 years of collective legal experience to every case we accept. Throughout our lengthy practice history, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for people in situations much like yours. Let us see if we can help you, too, by contacting our firm now.
On This Page:
- Cases We Handle
- Navigating Wrongful Death Cases
- Recovering Personal Injury Damages
- Our Contingency Fee Policy
Handling Practically Every Type of Personal Injury Case
Being one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in Albany means that we have seen all types of personal injury cases, claims, and lawsuits. This is great news for you as someone looking for legal assistance.
Rather than spending even more time searching for a trustworthy law firm, you can speak to a member of Basch & Keegan LLP, tell us what happened, and we will tell you if we accept that case type. With our broad experience, there are very few personal injury cases we can’t or won’t handle.
To name only a few of the personal injury case types we manage:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Birth injuries
- Product liability
- Animal attacks
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
Compassionate Counsel for Wrongful Death Cases
While most of our time is spent helping the wrongfully injured with personal injury claims, we do accept wrongful death claims filed by the family members of people who have passed away in fatal accidents. Wrongful death claims are as sensitive as they are essential to moving forward.
When they are successful, the act of securing fair compensation can become a starting point for closure. If you need help managing a claim after losing a loved one, then please know that you can count on our Albany injury attorneys to handle everything carefully and tactfully, so you will never feel like your emotions are being ignored in such an important time of grieving.
Compensation for Personal Injury Claimants
What compensation is available to you as a personal injury claimant? The answer will depend based on how your injury has affected you. For the most part, though, personal injury claimants can demand a handful of different damages.
The damages likely available in your personal injury claim are:
- Medical costs: All necessary medical treatments related to your injuries should be paid for by the defendant.
- Lost wages: If you lost money due to missing work as you tried to recover, then you can demand those wages in your claim.
- Pain and suffering: The emotional, mental, and physical toll of your injuries can be calculated in dollar amounts through pain and suffering damages.
In rare circumstances, a personal injury claimant can be eligible to seek punitive damages, too. Punitive damages are assigned by a court to further punish the defendant for inexcusable behavior or wrongdoing. For example, a surgeon who worsened your injuries because they were intoxicated while operating on you could be ordered to pay extensive punitive damages to you.
Our Contingency Fees Make Seeking Compensation Easy
Our personal injury attorneys in Albany offer contingency fee agreements for the cases we accept. Contingency fees mean that you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless we end your case with a settlement or jury award in your favor. It is a simple way to make exploring your legal options and pursuing a claim practically risk-free for you, so you don’t have to wonder if you can afford an injury lawyer – with this system, you can!
Answers to Common Personal Injury Questions
How Much Will My Case Cost?
The costs associated with a personal injury case will vary wildly, depending on the complexity of the case, but the personal injury lawyer’s fee will remain constant. The personal injury lawyer is entitled to one-third of the gross recovery, as well as reimbursement for their expenses. The net recovery will go to the injured person (i.e. the client). There are expenses associated with every litigation, which may include the cost of medical records, private investigators, expert witnesses, and things of that nature.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
People always ask, “How much is my case worth?” Unfortunately, the answer is that it’s impossible to tell. Sometimes, we can find a range of settlement value; however, what a jury will award is highly unpredictable. Everybody is unique, and the dynamics of every case are different. Most personal injury cases will get resolved based upon a range of value, which has to do with who’s at fault and the nature and extent of the injury.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim in New York?
In New York State, we have a statute of limitations, which is the period of time during which a person must file a claim. It varies, but in general negligence cases (for example, where people are involved in car accidents, falls, industrial accidents, etc.), it’s a three-year statute of limitations. This means a claim must be filed within three years of the date of injury. Medical malpractice cases have a shorter statute of limitations of two years and six months. When the case involves a municipality, you have one year.
Contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Albany personal injury lawyers.
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Here to Help Win the Fight
Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
HERE TO HELP Get Results
At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.
HERE TO HELP When You’re Hurt
We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.
HERE TO HELP Regardless of Who You Ask
We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.
HERE TO HELP The Community
Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.