How Do You Know If You Have Whiplash?

What Are Whiplash Symptoms? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

After a serious traffic accident involving a car, truck, or motorcycle, there is a risk that you may experience some form of whiplash injury. In fact, nearly two million cases of whiplash are reported every year in the United States. If you suffered a whiplash accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for […]

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What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement in New York?

What Is My Car Crash Case Worth? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

Recovering financial compensation for a car accident is not easy. Before you devote yourself to the process, you want to know that it will be worth the time and effort involved. So, you have decided to research the average car accident settlement in New York. But, while this might seem like relevant information, the reality […]

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How to File a Police Report for a Car Accident

Why File a Police Report After an Accident? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

When you are involved in a car accident resulting in injury or death, you are required to report the accident to the police under New York law. Failure to do so can have serious consequences—so it is important that you file a police report if you are required to do so.  You may need to […]

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Can You Sue for a Dog Bite in New York?

Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite in New York? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

According to a report by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), there are approximately 1.1 million pets in the city, roughly 600,000 of which are dogs. If you own a dog or interact with them while outside or in someone’s home, it’s important to understand dog bite laws in New York. Unfortunately, the […]

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How Long Can Whiplash Symptoms Last?

How Soon Does Whiplash Heal? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

Whiplash symptoms can last a few days, many months, or even longer, depending on the severity of the injury and the damage to soft tissue in the back and upper neck. These injuries can have a substantial impact on your day-to-day activities and your overall quality of life. Whiplash can also affect your ability to […]

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Can You Get Punitive Damages for Negligence in New York?

Can I Get Punitive Damages in NY? | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

In New York, accident victims have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation for injuries they sustained due to someone else’s negligent behavior. Once fault is proven, victims may recover compensatory damages for their physical, emotional, and financial losses. In certain situations, however, they may recover more. Punitive damages are awarded […]

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