As One of the Hudson Valley’s Most Respected Car Accident Law Firms, We Have a Reputation as Lawyers Dedicated to Fighting for the Injured

Our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange County NY area.

The law office of Ostrer & Associates, P.C. has a reputation for obtaining outstanding settlements and awards. Our lawyers conduct a thorough examination of your case and persuasively present it to the defense and jury. We analyze your accident – from the cause to the damages you have suffered. Our firm works with accident investigators to protect you from being blamed for an accident that was not your fault. To determine the extent of your injuries, we consult with your physicians, as well as bring in any necessary medical experts. Our lawyers also consult medical economists and life-care planners in order to assess how you are affected financially by the accident.

Our Firm Works to Obtain Financial Compensation for People Suffering from the Following Kinds of Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents:

  • Brain damage
  • Severe concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegia/quadriplegia
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash and neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement

We Can Help You Attain an Award or Settlement Even if You Were Partially at Fault for Your Car Accident

The state of New York follows the principle of pure comparative negligence for drivers injured in car accidents. As a result, an injured driver can recover damages even if he or she is 99 percent at fault. However, the amount of compensation will be reduced by the percentage of the injured driver’s fault. For example, if the injured driver incurs $100,000 in damages, but is 60 percent at fault, he can only recover $40,000. Consequently, the higher percentage of fault that an insurance company can shift to the injured driver, the less the insurance company has to pay. Our lawyers will thoroughly and aggressively review your case to best identify fault and increase your award or settlement.

Representing Injured Passengers

The amount of recovery for injured passengers who were hurt in car accidents is not determined by the principle of pure comparative negligence. In other words, since passengers are not drivers, they cannot be held responsible for causing an accident. As a result, passengers can recover 100 percent of their losses from any at-fault driver. This principle can be confusing, which is why it is best to consult an experienced attorney if you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident.

Before You Talk to an Insurance Claims Adjuster About Your Car Accident, Contact Our Office to Schedule a Free Consultation with One of Our Lawyers to Discuss Your Case.

P.O. Box 509
111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918