Can I File a Car Accident Report After the Fact?

Reporting a Car Accident After the Fact | O'Connor and Partners, PLLC

Under New York law, drivers are required to report most car accidents to the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or both. However, many drivers are not aware of these requirements. Additionally, if an accident seems relatively minor, calling the police or contacting the DMV might not seem necessary. Furthermore, if you need to […]

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Can You Sue for Whiplash?

Filing a Lawsuit for Whiplash | O'Connor and Partners, PLLC

Whiplash is among the most common injuries drivers and passengers suffer in vehicle collisions. When a seatbelt restrains the body, the head can still move forward. Once the neck stretches to its maximum capacity, it then snaps (or “whips”) back, potentially causing a number of internal injuries. The costs of suffering whiplash can be significant. […]

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What Should I Not Tell an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident?

What Not To Say to an Insurer | O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

When dealing with your insurance company after a car accident, you need to be very careful about what you say. Everything you say will be recorded; and, if you say something that your insurance company can use to deny your claim or limit how much it has to pay, it will certainly do so. The […]

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What Happens If You Leave the Scene of a Hit and Run Car Accident?

Anytime you are involved in a car accident in New York, you are required to stop at the scene of the collision. At a minimum, you must exchange information with the other driver. But, if anyone suffered injuries in the accident, you must also contact the police immediately. In addition to complying with the law, […]

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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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