Kingston Car Accident Lawyers
Serving Auto Accident Victims in Upstate NY
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash caused by the poor choices of another driver, know that you are not alone. The Kingston car accident lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP are ready to help you fight for the justice you deserve. We serve clients throughout Upstate NY and Ulster County.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
There are many complicated factors involved in car accidents that can cause severe harm to yourself and other passengers, in addition to the damage inflicted on your vehicle. This harm can last for years and even result in PTSD.
The car accident could involve elements related to the surroundings, including unsafe roadways caused by a city’s oversight or dangerous construction settings left from careless workers. Alternatively, the accident might be directly caused by the other driver’s hazardous or distracted behavior.
No matter the complexity of your case, our Kingston car accident attorneys are committed to providing you with all the advice and support you need.
Our team stands ready to tackle any cases involving:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Rear end collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Head on collisions
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Distracted driving
- And more
Compensation for Your Injuries & Losses
When it comes to figuring out compensation for the losses you have suffered in a car accident, it is important to consider that there is actually a large variety of damages you may be entitled to. These hardships can range from physical injuries and emotional harm to long-term financial consequences.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Any past and future bills for medical aid and hospice recovery
- Loss of salary or reduced income
- Required rehabilitation or therapy following the accident
- Decreased ability to earn an income or pursue a career
- Long-term or temporary disability
- Emotional injury or mental harm
What To Bring to Your First Meeting with a Car Accident Lawyer
Your car is wrecked, your body aches, you’ve got medical bills, and the insurance company keeps calling you and sending you paperwork in the mail. You’re naturally feeling a little overwhelmed by everything that’s going on so you decide to get advice from a lawyer about your rights as a car accident victim.
Here is a list of important items to bring with you to your initial consultation with a Kingston car accident lawyer at Basch & Keegan LLP.
Pictures of Your Car
Use your smartphone to take pictures of the damage to your car. If your car was towed away before you had an opportunity to take pictures, you should go to the auto shop that took your car to take pictures of the damage.
Alternatively, you can give your car accident attorney the name of the auto shop so that he or she can send a private investigator to take pictures on your behalf.
Pictures of Your Injuries
Take pictures of your bodily injuries. You can help to maximize the value of your financial recovery by providing your attorney with pictures of your bruises, cuts, abrasions, stitches, casts, slings, and immobilizers.
Insurance Information (There’s a lot)
A. If you’ve already been in contact with your own insurance company, bring the claim number and the insurance adjuster’s name and contact information to the initial consultation. Otherwise, your lawyer will contact your insurance company to properly set up a claim on your behalf.
B. If you have not spoken with the company that insures the other driver(s), you should expect them to call soon. DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT.
Instead, when the other driver’s insurance company calls, politely say “I’m not going to say anything about the accident until I consult with a lawyer. May I please have the claim number associated with my accident?”
Bring the claim number with you to your initial consultation. Most reputable personal injury law firms already have the contact information available for all major insurance companies.
C. Bring a copy of your own automobile insurance policy. The most important part to bring with you is the “declarations page,” which contains important information about your car insurance coverage.
Contact Information for Your Medical Providers
In order to properly evaluate your personal injury claim, an attorney will want to order medical records from your medical providers. This means that you need to be prepared with a complete list of all doctors and healthcare facilities that you treated with since the date of your accident.
Note: It’s also a good idea to have copies of your hospital discharge papers, as well as any prescriptions or disability certificates that have been issued to you since the accident.
Accident Report or “Accident Information Exchange” Form
The “Police Accident Report” (MV-104) contains a lot of important information about your car accident, such as:
- The identity of all parties and witnesses;
- The exact location of the accident;
- The points of impact;
- A description of the how the accident happened;
- The weather and road conditions; and
- Insurance codes.
Any qualified attorney should be able to obtain a copy of the accident report on your behalf. However, it helps expedite the process if you bring a copy with you.
If the accident report is not available prior to your initial consultation, we will need a copy of your driver’s license or license plate number to obtain a copy of your accident report.
Sometimes the responding police officer will give you a document entitled “Accident Information Exchange” form. The accident exchange form is not as extensive as the accident report, but it’s a great starting point, so bring it with you.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
Serving Kingston, Ulster County, and Upstate New York, our local car accident lawyers at Basch & Keegan LLP are dedicated to helping you not only pick up the pieces but gain true justice for yourself and your loved ones.
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.”
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“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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.