Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
Serving Westchester County, Fairfield County, White Plains, Stamford, Greenwich
and Metro New York
At Ivey Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our Greenwich injury lawyers help
individuals and families pursue justice with personal injury claims and
wrongful death claims against individuals and businesses. Working with attorney
John Q. Kelly is a team of experienced litigators and paralegals, ensuring that every
matter we take on is well-staffed and painstakingly prepared.
Unlike most, we measure the success of our
personal injury and wrongful death practice by the quality, and not the quantity, of the
matters we handle. Exhaustive attention to detail is employed at every
stage of each case to maximize each client's recovery, whether by
trial or settlement. Whether you have suffered a permanently disabling
injury or lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you can rely on our team
of injury trial lawyers.
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your personal injury claim will vary depending on the nature
of your injuries and the circumstances of your accident. For example,
if you sustain catastrophic car accident injuries that render you paralyzed
for the rest of your life, you may be entitled to much more compensation
than if you were still able to walk. To determine the potential value
of your claim, your personal injury lawyer will need to carefully review
your case and calculate your lifetime costs, using a multiplier based
on the severity of your injuries.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
In order to have a wrongful death claim, you cannot simply show that the
victim died. As with a personal injury case, you must demonstrate that
negligence took place – and that that negligence directly led to
the individual’s untimely death. Whether caused by a drunk driver,
a thoughtless property owner, or a pharmaceutical company, the death must
have some wrongful action behind it. You must also have had a legally-established
relationship with the deceased individual in order to bring a wrongful
death action on their behalf. Otherwise, you will not have a case.
To establish that the defendant is legally liable for your loved one’s
death, you must show:
- That the defendant had a “duty of care” to protect your loved
one against reasonable harm
- That the defendant violated that duty of care
- That there existed an unsafe condition because of the violation
- That your loved one was killed as a direct result of injuries related to
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