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Oswego County

Oswego County Lawyers for Personal Injury Lawsuits

Oswego County is located in New York. It is part of the Syracuse, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, and made up of 22 towns and 2 cities, as well a 10 villages. As of 2010, the county’s population is 122,109. Of these, there are 45,522 households and 31,228 families living in Oswego County. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, our Oswego County personal injury attorneys are dedicated to representing injured victims. We handle cases arising out of motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, premises liability, defective products, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death.

Personal Injury

Many personal injury lawsuits arise out of a motor vehicle crash caused by one or more negligent drivers. Drivers of automobiles in New York are required to turn first to their no-fault insurance in case they suffer injuries in a crash, regardless of whose fault the accident was. However, there are situations involving serious injuries that entitle a driver to go beyond their no-fault insurance. In that case, they will most likely need to establish the negligence of the defendant driver by showing: (1) the other driver owed them a duty of care, (2) breach of duty, (3) causation, and (4) damages.

It is also common for accidents to occur at construction sites. In spite of heavy regulation, serious injuries are suffered at construction sites every day. If you are a construction worker injured on the job, your only remedy with regard to your employer might be workers’ compensation. However, you may have a basis to pursue a third party claim. New York has several labor laws that provide specific protections to construction workers, allowing them to sue contractors or owners under certain circumstances. A personal injury lawyer serving Oswego County can assess whether you may be able to bring a third party claim based on the facts of your case.

Another common cause of injuries is falling or otherwise suffering harm on someone else’s property. Property owners in New York have a duty to protect visitors from dangerous conditions on their property. Our firm represents those injured as a result of slip and falls, swimming pool accidents, dog bites, carbon monoxide poisoning, and fires.

Sometimes accidents are not the fault of a property owner, contractor, or negligent driver, but the manufacturer of a defective product. If you were injured because of a defective product or device, we may be able to obtain compensation from a manufacturer, designer, or supplier by filing a product liability lawsuit.

How to Obtain Police Reports After an Accident in Oswego County


New York law requires you to file an accident report within 10 days if you’re involved in an accident where there is more than $1,000 in damage to property. The DMV keeps the accident report for 4 years from the accident date in most cases. However, you can also obtain an accident report from the local law enforcement office. The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department is located at 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY, 13126.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other health care providers owe a professional duty of care to their patients. Not every mistake they make counts as medical malpractice, however. In order to establish a medical malpractice claim, a plaintiff will need to prove: (1) a professional duty of care was owed, (2) breach of the professional duty of care, (3) causation, and (4) damages.

One common type of medical malpractice case involves preventable birth injuries. Our Oswego County personal injury lawyers represent those who’ve suffered injury due to labor complications, negligent prenatal care, delivery trauma, and other significant birth-related injuries.

Our firm can represent patients injured as a result of malpractice at facilities such as St. Elizabeth Medical Center, located in Utica, and St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital. We can also represent clients injured at Oswego Health, which was founded in 1881. The facility has since grown into a 164-bed acute care community hospital. The hospital has acute medical, surgical emergency, behavioral health, and maternity care. Oswego Health runs two urgent care facilities and has labs throughout the county. It employs specialists in radiation, oncology, urology, behavioral health, assisted living, primary care, orthopedics physical therapy, colorectal cancer, breast care, cardiology, ENT, and orthopedics.

Consult a Seasoned Personal Injury Attorney in Oswego County

If you were harmed due to an accident or medical malpractice in Syracuse, you can discuss your situation with a seasoned injury lawyer. DeFrancisco & Falgiatano represents people in Syracuse, Rochester, and throughout Upstate New York, including in Canandaigua, Binghamton, Cooperstown, Auburn, Lyons, Herkimer, Elmira, Wampsville, Ithaca, Utica, Lowville, Oswego, Oneida, and Watertown. Call our firm at 315-479-9000 or contact us via our online form.

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