John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Ulster County Personal Injury Lawyer

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Ulster County Personal Injury Lawyer

No matter where you’ve been injured, if you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you may require the services of an experienced Ulster County personal injury lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Ulster County Personal Injury Lawyer | Helping Accident Victims Across New York

An unwarranted injury can impact a person for years down the line, and if you’ve been wrongfully injured, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. Our firm is here to guide you through every step of the process ahead.

Our Legal Services

John A. DeGasperis, Esq. handles a wide array of personal injury cases, including the following:

  • Auto Accidents: Auto accidents are perhaps the most common type of accident. Our firm handles a wide array of auto accident cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and many more.
  • Medical Malpractice: No one ever expects that they’ll leave a doctor’s office or hospital worse off than when they entered, but unfortunately, it does happen from time to time. If you’ve been hurt because of an act of malpractice, you should have a valid claim. Our firm is here to help.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Property owners are legally obligated to ensure that their properties are safe and do not pose any safety hazards to others. When they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur as a result.
  • Construction Accidents: Construction workers are among the most diligent members of our society, and without them, life as we know it would be vastly different. Unfortunately, construction accidents are not uncommon, and if you are an injured construction worker, our firm is proud to represent you.
  • Defective Product Claims: When we buy a product and use it, rarely do we ever anticipate that the product would ultimately cause serious injury, however, this happens far more than you may think. Whether the product designer or manufacturer is responsible, you have a right to file a product liability claim in an effort to receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Dog Bites: Most dogs are trained, good-natured, and well-behaved. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, dog owners do not train their dogs, fail to leash their dogs, or, in the worst cases, abuse their dogs and make them into vicious animals. If you were attacked by a dog out of nowhere, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation.
  • Nursing Home Neglect: When we leave a loved one in a nursing home, we expect nursing home doctors and staff to care for them just as we would, however, many people are met with the unfortunate shock that their loved one is being neglected or abused by nursing home staff. Do not let this go unreported. Our firm can help you and your loved one.
  • Work Injuries: Injuries can occur virtually anywhere, including while on the job. Those who’ve been injured on the job often qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. However, in other cases, such as when workers’ compensation does not cover the full cost of an injury, our firm can file a third-party claim.
  • Wrongful Death: When someone loses a loved one because of another party’s negligence, they may wish to bring a wrongful death claim against the liable party.

Proving a Personal Injury Claim

When someone is hurt in an accident due to another party’s negligence, they will often file a personal injury claim. However, to recover financial compensation in a personal injury claim, that person and their attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, this means that they are required to prove that they were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, which is why it is always best to partner with an experienced Ulster County personal injury lawyer who can gather and present all evidence needed to win your claim. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence when it comes to proving personal injury claims include the following:

  • Pictures of the accident
  • Pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident
  • Witness statements corroborating your claim
  • Surveillance footage of your accident
  • Medical documentation/medical bills regarding your injury
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident

Recovering Compensation

As long as you can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover compensation for any economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. Economic damages are made to compensate you for any financial hardship you’ve incurred due to your accident. Economic damages can include the cost of your medical care, lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more. Non-economic damages are made to cover emotional trauma, disfigurement, pain and suffering, or any other intangible, albeit very real damages you’ve sustained in your accident.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in New York State

It is critical that you file your claim in a timely fashion, as the longer you wait to take legal action against the liable party, the harder it will be to satisfy the burden of proof. That being said, there is also a time limit on personal injury claims, known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years.

However, there are times where individuals only have a matter of months to file a Notice of Claim, such as if they are injured on a public bus or other property owned by a municipality. This is why it is always best to take legal action as soon as possible. If you miss the statute of limitations for your personal injury claim, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing.

Contact an experienced Ulster County Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether you’ve been injured on the road, on someone else’s property, or you’ve otherwise been hurt due to no fault of your own, we are here to help. Our firm serves clients in Ulster County and throughout New York, including Saugerties, New Paltz, Shawangunk, Wawarsing, Ulster, Plattekill, Esopus, and Marlborough. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.