Important Points to Consider Before You Accept Any Offers

Never Accept Insurance Company Offer

When someone offers you money, it’s hard to say, “No.” That’s the predicament people find themselves in when an insurance company makes a settlement offer. On the one hand, you know insurance claims are complex legal matters, and insurance companies aren’t necessarily trustworthy. On the other hand, a little extra money sounds nice right now, […]

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Understanding Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

Understanding Punitive Damages

When A Defendant’s Negligence Is Extreme, New York Courts Might Choose To Punish Them By Awarding A Special (Sometimes Substantial) Monetary Award To The Victim When it comes to civil lawsuits for personal injuries, the courts in New York usually aren’t too interested in punishing anyone. Punishment is typically reserved for criminal cases. Instead, the […]

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Who Is Responsible for a Slip & Fall Accident in a Public Place?

Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall in a Public Place

Filing a NY Premises Liability Claim When Injured in a Grocery Store, Mall, Etc. New York is a busy state, bustling with people and commerce. Not a day goes by without someone slipping and falling in a public place. If you’re like most people, your first instinct might be to feel embarrassed, or to assume […]

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Joseph E. O’Connor Named Top 25: 2018 Hudson Valley Super Lawyers List

Joseph O'Connor

We are pleased to announce that Joseph E. O’Connor, Esq. of O’Connor & Partners, has been selected one of the top 25 lawyers in the Hudson Valley encompassing an area from Westchester County to the Capital Region. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Hudson Valley. Super […]

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Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage in NY: An Overview

Injury After Car Accident in Hudson Valley

Why Buying Uninsured / Underinsured Insurance Coverage Is Almost Always Worth It Is there anything worse than being injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, resulting in a mountain of medical bills, vehicle repair expenses, and time away from work? Well, what if the at-fault driver didn’t have enough insurance to cover […]

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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks: When Do I Involve an Attorney?

Hudson Valley Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Understanding the New York Dog Bite Law, Your Rights, and the Claims Process It’s so good to get outside and move around. Health and wellness experts are always telling us to go for a walk, get involved in the community, and stretch our legs for exercise. But when animals attack, a stroll around the neighborhood […]

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