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 compensation. With 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 free consultation!

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.