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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What Are Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms?

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most common serious injuries sustained in vehicle collisions and other accidents. As researchers continue to study these injuries, we continue to gain a clearer understanding of just how dangerous these injuries really are. Even if a traumatic brain injury isn’t life-threatening, it can still have life-altering effects—and even […]

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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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