TOP ATTORNEY FOR CAR AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN WESTCHESTER, WHITE PLAINS,
FAIRFIELD, STAMFORD AND GREENWICH
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 of combined legal experience, our
Greenwich personal injury attorneys possess a comprehensive understanding of New York law to guide you through
the intricacies of your case and the legal system.
Vehicle accidents in Westchester and Fairfield County are a major cause
of property damage, injury, and death each year.
In Westchester and Fairfield County, statistics from the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administrator show that traffic crashes remain a primary
public safety issue. Car, truck and motorcycle accidents are all a common
occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design,
and traffic signs.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is important to do the following
- 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. The experience and rapid response
of our attorneys has yielded incredible results, such as:
$26M Wrongful death resulting from tractor-trailer truck striking passenger auto
$5.5M Wrongful death of passenger in auto-on-auto collision
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 personal injury 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.
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