John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Ulster County Auto Accident Lawyer

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Ulster County Auto Accident Lawyer

Auto accidents occur every single day in New York, and if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one, you may require the services of an Ulster County auto accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.

Do I Need an Ulster County Auto Accident Lawyer?

Auto accident claims are not always straightforward, which is why if you’ve recently been injured in an auto accident due to no fault of your own, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer who can educate you about your case and determine the best path forward.

Our Legal Services

Our legal team handles a wide array of auto accident cases, including the following:

  • Bus Accidents: Bus accidents are somewhat uncommon, though when they happen, several passengers and other motorists are often injured as a result. Bus accident claims often involve government entities as well, as transportation companies are frequently owned by municipalities, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
  • Car Accidents: Car accidents are the most common type of auto accident, and they usually occur as a result of one motorist’s negligence, such as texting while driving, driving while under the influence, or speeding.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Though everybody knows it is illegal and dangerous to drive while intoxicated, plenty of people still do. Drunk driving accident victims have every right to compensation after sustaining serious injuries at the hands of a drunk driver.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycles are quick, great on gas, and an overall fun experience to ride. However, as you may know, motorcycles offer far less protection than most other automobiles. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you are most likely severely injured and require financial compensation to heal.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: When motorists disobey the rules and regulations of the road, such as by speeding, they often strike pedestrians as a result. Our firm is here to help you if you’ve been hurt as a pedestrian.
  • Bicycle Accidents: Often, motorists neglect the safety of cyclists. Whether they get impatient and try to overtake the cyclist or otherwise behave negligently, they run the risk of striking the cyclist and causing serious damage.
  • Truck Accidents: Truck accidents are often among the most devastating, particularly because of the size and weight of commercial vehicles. Standard-sized cars and trucks are often crushed by the massive vehicles, leading to very serious injuries.
  • Uber Accidents: Though Uber has become a popular and, for the most part, safe means of transportation, accidents can still happen. The Uber/Lyft liability coverage system is complex, which is why you must hire an attorney who has experience handling these claims.

What to Do After an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, as long as you are physically capable, it is always best to try and document the facts of the incident. If you can, you should take the following steps:

  1. Call the police. They will also send an ambulance to the scene.
  2. Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. Be polite, but talk as little as possible and ensure that you never say “sorry” or anything of the sort, even out of politeness.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address. We can then get in touch with them and ask them to corroborate your story at a later date.
  4. Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property that was damaged in the accident.
  5. Seek immediate medical treatment, even if you do not feel injured at the time. Certain very serious injuries take a day or two to set in, so it is always best you receive treatment the same day of the accident.
  6. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury. We can use the medical documentation to prove the severity of your injury and your medical bills to help demonstrate the extent of the financial damages you’ve incurred.
  7. Retain the services of an experienced Ulster County auto accident lawyer who can work to uncover all additional evidence required to prove your personal injury claim. For example, in some cases, we can subpoena surveillance footage of your accident, which, in many ways, is the most effective way to prove a personal injury claim.

Statute of Limitations for Auto Accident Injury Claims in NYS

Though you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before filing a personal injury claim, we cannot advise you to do so. The longer you wait to file your claim after an accident, the more difficult it can be to track witnesses down and the easier it becomes for the other party’s insurance company to allege that your injury was not caused by the auto accident, but something else.

Additionally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years. Waiting any longer than three years to file your claim will most likely result in you losing your right to compensation. You should also note that if you were injured on a city or state-run transportation system, you will have far less time to file a Notice of Claim–typically a matter of months, which is why it is always best to take legal action sooner, rather than later.

Contact an Ulster County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident of any sort, you can depend on our legal team to fight for the compensation you deserve. We are on your side, and will be through every step of the process. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to schedule your initial consultation today.