How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in NY?

New York law requires drivers to report their car accidents to the police and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in many cases. In addition to timely reporting your accident to the New York DMV, there are also other deadlines you need to meet in order to seek insurance coverage (or other compensation or benefits) […]

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Can You Recover Punitive Damages for a Car Accident in New York?

What Are Punitive Damages in New York?| O’Connor and Partners

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, you may want to see that the at-fault party is punished for forever altering your life. You may want to receive as much money for the accident as possible and you may feel that “compensation” is not truly enough to allow you to move on. As […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for Minor Car Accident Injuries?

Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer? | O’Connor and Partners

For minor fender benders that only caused slight vehicle damage, it may not be necessary to seek legal counsel. However, most car accidents are rarely simple and straightforward, and even though you may not feel seriously injured at the moment of impact, many injuries, such as whiplash, spine, and brain injuries can manifest later, after […]

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What Is the Average Settlement Amount for Whiplash?

Average Settlements for Whiplash | O’Connor and Partners

If you do some looking online, you will find various sites that provide “average” settlement amounts for whiplash. These averages seem to range anywhere from $2,500 to $100,000 or more. While the true average may or may not ultimately fall somewhere in this range, the reality is that the average settlement amount for whiplash doesn’t […]

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What Does Filing a Police Report Do After an Accident?

Are Car Accident Police Reports Mandatory? | O’Connor and Partners

When you are involved in a car accident in New York, one of the first things you should do (assuming you are physically able to do so) is call 911. When you call 911, the dispatcher will send a police officer to the scene. Typically, the responding officer will prepare a police report, and in […]

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How Long Does an Insurance Adjuster Have to Respond?

What Is the Insurance Process in New York? | O’Connor and Partners

When you file an insurance claim after a car accident in New York, you expect the insurance company to handle your claim in good faith. This is especially true given that in most cases you are filing a “no-fault” claim with your own insurance company. But, once you file your claim, you may find that […]

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