What Can I Do If the Insurance Company Is Lowballing Me?

Handling a Lowball Insurance Offer | O'Connor and Partners

If you are getting lowballed by the insurance company after an auto accident, you are not alone. Insurance companies make low settlement offers to accident victims all the time, and they do so knowing that many claimants will agree to settle for far less than they deserve. 5 Steps to Take After Receiving a Lowball […]

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Do I Have to Call the Police for a Car Accident in New York?

Calling the Police After a Car Accident | O'Connor and Partners, PLLC

When you are involved in a car accident, there are some steps you should always try to take at the scene of the collision. There are also steps that you are legally required to take in some cases. One of these steps is calling the police. While you aren’t always required to call the police […]

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Does Insurance Cover Road Debris?

Is Road Debris Covered by Insurance?| O’Connor and Partners, PLLC

Whether it is something as large and dangerous as a truck tire, or as innocuous as a cardboard box, anything flying, rolling, or resting in the road can present a serious risk for an accident and injury. If you have been involved in a wreck that was caused by road debris, it is important to […]

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

What If the Accident Was Not Your Fault? | O'Connor and Partners, PLLC

You were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. There is no question that the other driver was to blame, and there is no question that you are entitled to insurance coverage. Do you need a lawyer, or can you deal with insurance on your own? While dealing with the insurer on your […]

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What Is Considered Minor Damage in a Car Accident?

Minor Damage in Car Accident Claims | O'Connor and Partners, PLLC

Car accidents can vary widely in terms of their severity. While some collisions can leave both vehicles damaged beyond repair, others can cause only minor damage that has no impact on a car’s safety or drivability. When is damage from a car accident considered “minor,” and why is this important? Here’s what you need to […]

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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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