Accidents and injuries can happen unexpectedly, leaving you with a whirlwind of questions and concerns. O’Connor & Partners, PLLC, your trusted Hudson Valley law firm, is here to provide clarity and guidance. Here are answers to some of the most common legal questions we receive from our neighbors in the region:

Auto Accidents

  • Q: What should I do after a car accident?
    • A: Prioritize safety, seek medical attention, gather information, and contact an attorney promptly.
  • Q: How does New York’s no-fault insurance work?
    • A: Your own insurance covers initial medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of fault, but there are limitations.
  • Q: Can I sue the other driver even if my insurance covers my expenses?
    • A: Yes, if your injuries meet the “serious injury” threshold under New York law.

Motorcycle and Truck Accidents

  • Q: Are motorcycle accidents different from car accidents?
    • A: Yes, motorcycle accidents often result in more severe injuries, requiring specialized legal knowledge.
  • Q: Who is liable in a truck accident?
    • A: Liability can fall on the truck driver, trucking company, or other parties, depending on the circumstances.

Personal Injuries and Brain Injuries

  • Q: What types of compensation can I seek in a personal injury case?
    • A: You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Q: How are brain injury cases different?
    • A: Brain injuries are complex and require specialized medical and legal expertise to prove the full extent of damages.

Bicycle Accidents and Construction Accidents

  • Q: As a cyclist, what are my rights on the road?
    • A: You have the same rights as motorists but are also subject to specific traffic laws.
  • Q: Who is responsible for my injuries in a construction accident?
    • A: Liability can fall on multiple parties, including contractors, property owners, or equipment manufacturers.

Health Quest Data Breach and Slip & Fall Accidents

  • Q: What should I do if my data was compromised in the Health Quest breach?
    • A: Monitor your accounts, consider a credit freeze, and consult an attorney to explore legal options.
  • Q: Who is responsible for my slip and fall injuries?
    • A: Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises. If negligence led to your fall, they could be held liable.

Dog Bite Injuries and Medical Malpractice

  • Q: Can I sue if I’m bitten by a dog?
    • A: Yes, New York has strict liability laws for dog bites, holding owners responsible for injuries caused by their dogs.
  • Q: How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
    • A: If a healthcare provider’s negligence caused your injury, you might have a case. Consult with an attorney to review your situation.

Wrongful Death and Criminal Defense

  • Q: What is a wrongful death lawsuit?
    • A: It’s a legal action brought by family members seeking compensation for the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.
  • Q: What should I do if I’m facing criminal charges?
    • A: Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and understand your legal options.

Mass Tort Attorneys

  • Q: What is a mass tort lawsuit?
    • A: It involves a large group of people harmed by the same product or action, often pharmaceutical drugs or defective medical devices.

Need More Answers? Contact O’Connor & Partners, PLLC

At O’Connor & Partners, we’re committed to providing the Hudson Valley community with accessible legal information and unwavering support. If you have more questions or need personalized legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. For specific legal questions, always consult with a qualified attorney.

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