Greenwich Car Accident Attorney
Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC Serves White Plains, Stamford and Surrounding Areas
If you have been severely injured in a car accident in New York,
Ivey Barnum & O’Mara, LLC is here to protect your rights and best interests, fighting for your entitled
more than 30 years legal experience, our Greenwich car accident attorneys possess a comprehensive understanding
of New York law to guide you through the intricacies of your case and
the legal system.
Injured in an auto accident? Contact our White Plains car accident lawyers for a
New York Car Accident Statistics
In the state of New York, statistics from the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. In 2017,
there were 999 fatalities reported as a result of traffic accidents in
New York. Suffolk County was the county with the highest number of traffic
fatalities, which reported more than 120 deaths. Car, truck and motorcycle
accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle
safety features, road design, and traffic signs. If you or a loved one
has been injured in a car accident, our team of attorneys are ready to help you!
What are Eight Steps to Take after a Car Accident?
- Remain at the crash scene
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash
- Call the police
- Exchange information with other drivers
- Get contact information from witnesses
- Inform your insurance company
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries
When we are retained on serious car or truck accidents, we immediately
act to preserve all evidence available from the accident location, the
vehicles and potential witnesses. We also employ experts in the fields
of accident reconstruction, human factors and in the applicable medical
specialties depending on the injuries.
No-Fault State Requirements in New York
Car accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, such as driver
negligence, defective auto parts, or even poorly maintained roads. So
is fault taken into consideration in New York? Well, it depends.
New York is one of 12 states with a “no-fault” insurance program,
which is designed to cover any injuries you sustain in a crash--no matter
who is at fault. Along with car registration, state drivers must purchase
New York State (NYS) liability insurance from an in-state provider.
Minimum liability coverage includes:
- $25,000/50,000 for injury
- $50,000/100,000 for death
- $10,000 for property damage caused by any one collision
When Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Since your insurance covers medical expenses and lost wages, you do not
have to sue the other party’s insurance company. However, there
are specific circumstances which may require additional compensation through
a personal injury claim.
As a victim of a car accident, you retain the right to sue for personal
injury losses including:
- Medical expenses and other economic losses exceeding $50,000
- “Pain and Suffering” if you suffer an injury which results
in substantial disfigurement, broken bones, or other types of significant injury
- Injury resulting in death
If you are not sure what to do, an experienced Stamford auto accident attorney
may help you. With tens of millions dollars recovered on behalf of our
clients, our legal team at Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara is committed
to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Our team serves New
York, White Plains, and Greenwich. Call today.
Hear It From Our Satisfied Clients!
5 / 5 stars
Extremely pleased with not only the quick way my case was handled, but
the professionalism and kindness of my attorney, John Kelly. He was very
smart, worked quickly and efficiently and was very concerned about my
well-being after my bad car accident. I highly recommend him and his firm.
- Kathy Dann