Poughkeepsie Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
On the Scene & Ready to Help with your Case
When you have been in a bad wreck in Poughkeepsie, you need to know that you can trust the legal team that helps you with your motor vehicle accident claim. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we strive to do everything we can for our clients to give them the confidence they need to see their cases through. We are known for being able to get to the scene of an accident shortly after it happens – sometimes the same day – to start collecting evidence. It is just one of the many ways that we go above and beyond our clients’ expectations from the moment they call us.
Work with a team that has 100+ years of collective legal experience. Call (845) 251-4545.
One Law Firm for Any Motor Vehicle Accident Case
There are all sorts of vehicles on the road of Poughkeepsie on any given day. Does that mean you need to go to all sorts of law firms just to find someone who can help with your case? No, not when you come to Basch & Keegan LLP! Our eclectic legal background and teamwork-centric approach allow us to manage virtually any motor vehicle accident case that comes to our attention.
We are here to help you pursue compensation after a:
- Bus accident
- Car accident
- Drunk driving accident
- Hit-and-run accident
- Distracted driving accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- And more
Suing After Suffering a Serious Injury
New York is one of a few states that require drivers to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance as part of their auto insurance policy. Under PIP insurance, you should get damage coverage from your insurance provider, regardless of who caused your motor vehicle accident. Whether you caused the crash or someone else did, you must use your PIP insurance first when seeking compensation.
What about the other driver? Shouldn’t they pay for your damages? You can only file a claim against the other driver if your injuries are considered “serious” based on New York’s legal definition.
New York only considers an injury to be “serious” if it causes:
- Significant disfigurement
- Permanent use of a body part
- Bone fracture
- Disability for at least 90 days
There is a wide range of injuries that can fall into the “serious” injury category in New York’s laws. Yet insurance companies are constantly looking for a new, clever way to argue that an injury is not serious due to some technicality. Our law firm is ready to refute their arguments if they try this tactic for your case.
Who is to Blame for Your Motor Vehicle Accident?
The party that caused your motor vehicle accident is known as the liable party. Determining liability can be a complex process, especially when there are multiple parties involved in a crash. It is important to establish liability fairly, so you can get as much compensation as you are owed. New York’s pure comparative fault law reduces your award by a percentage equal to your own liability. If you are 0% liable, then you can pursue 100% of your damages, like lost wages, medical treatment costs, pain, and suffering.
We can attempt to establish liability through the use of convincing evidence and eyewitness statements. The reports that we can collect from first responders, for example, tend to be powerful pieces of evidence that show liability. The same can be said for dashcam footage if you have a camera installed in your vehicle.
We’re Ready – Call (845) 251-4545
There is no better time than right now to explore your legal options after being in a motor vehicle accident in Poughkeepsie. If you wait too long to take action, you might forget important details of the crash or, even worse, the statute of limitations could expire. Once the statute has expired, the court probably won’t even hear your case at all! Don’t risk it. Get Basch & Keegan LLP on your side today.
Your case shouldn’t wait. Arrange a consultation now.