Albany Car Accident Attorneys
After a Crash, Pick the Legal Team Locals Trust
If you’ve been hit by a negligent, distracted, or intoxicated driver in Albany, then we want to hear from you.
Using our 100+ years of collective legal experience, we can help you understand your rights as a motor vehicle accident survivor and what compensation the other driver might owe you.
We Manage All Types of Car Accident Cases
Our law firm is dedicated to providing Albany locals with outstanding counsel for car accident cases. Part of that goal means continually refining our knowledge and legal abilities so we can manage essentially any motor vehicle accident claim that comes our way.
Take a look at some of the case types we can handle:
- Bus accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Rear-end collisions
We are also highly familiar with motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial vehicles, which often result in devastating damage and injuries. If you were in a truck accident in Albany, then you can turn to our law firm for legal guidance and moral support.
How Do You Prove Liability in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
After you are in a crash with a negligent driver, you can be certain that they will not want to accept liability for what they did. You should not be surprised if they outright try to say that you caused the crash when you are confident that you did nothing wrong. If you want to get as much compensation for your injuries as possible, then you will need to prove liability clearly in your claim or lawsuit.
A few pieces of evidence that can make it easier to prove liability are:
- First responder reports: Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs who helped at the scene of your motor vehicle accident should create detailed reports about what they saw. Our attorneys can request copies of these reports, which could reveal useful proof of liability.
- Eyewitness testimonies: The statements from passersby and other motorists who saw your crash can be powerful advantages for your claim. Let us know if you got the contact information of any eyewitnesses.
- Dashcam footage: Do you have a dashcam in your car? Or maybe the other driver had one? We can take steps to secure that footage and examine it for evidence of distraction.
- Medical records: Even the medical records your doctors make after treating you can benefit your car accident claim. When you first see a medical professional after a crash, either in the ER, urgent care, or elsewhere, make certain to tell them that you were in an accident and that is why you are suffering from new or worsened injuries.
Protect Your Rights After a Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and it's important to know your rights and take the necessary steps to protect yourself. At Basch & Keegan LLP, our Albany car accident attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Here are some important steps to take after a car accident:
- Seek medical attention: Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if you don't think you're seriously injured, it's important to get checked out by a medical professional.
- Document the accident: Take photos of the accident scene, including any damage to your vehicle and any visible injuries. Also, gather contact information from any witnesses.
- Report the accident: Contact the local police or law enforcement agency to report the accident. This will create an official record of the incident.
- Notify your insurance company: Contact your insurance company to report the accident and initiate the claims process. Be cautious when speaking with insurance adjusters and avoid admitting fault.
- Consult with an attorney: It's important to consult with a car accident attorney as soon as possible. They can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
By taking these steps and working with our experienced legal team, you can ensure that your rights are protected and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
How Basch & Keegan Can Help
At Basch & Keegan LLP, our car accident lawyers in Albany are here to help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights after a crash. When you hire us, you can expect:
- Personalized attention: We understand the emotional and physical toll that a car accident can take on you and your family. Our attorneys will provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the entire legal process.
- Thorough investigation: We will conduct a detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident to gather evidence and determine liability. Our team will leave no stone unturned in building a strong case on your behalf.
- Expert negotiation skills: Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. We will negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved to ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries and damages.
- Aggressive courtroom representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our experienced trial attorneys will present a compelling case to a judge and jury, fighting for your rights every step of the way.
Don't face the aftermath of a car accident alone. Contact Basch & Keegan LLP today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
We Fight for Every Cent of Compensation
As a motor vehicle accident survivor, you deserve damages that pay for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair, and your pain and suffering. Our Albany motor vehicle accident attorneys can carefully calculate your damages and fight for every single penny owed.
Holding insurance companies accountable for the money they owe our clients is a genuine passion of ours, as we know you will see in everything that we do while assisting or representing you.
This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!
“Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”
I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!
“Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”
Helpful & Honest
“John was quick to respond, helpful and honest regarding my situation and the questions I had. Also easy to talk to which is always appreciated!”
Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.
“Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”
Extremely helpful law firm and staff
“Extremely helpful law firm and staff...John and his staff nothing but the best.”
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.