New York Multi-Vehicle Accident Attorney

Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation at Your Service

While most car accidents involve only two vehicles, collisions involving three or more vehicles are often more complex. If these type of cases are not handled correctly, then you may find yourself being taken advantage of by the other’s driver’s insurance companies when they delay or deny the payment you deserve.

Ivey Barnum & O’Mara, LLC is committed to protecting your rights and best interests from other parties and insurance companies. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of New York law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Determining Liability in a Multi-Vehicle Crash

Multi-vehicle accidents, also known as chain reaction collisions and pile-ups, are a common occurrence in New York, where so many drivers on the road following each other closely and, at times, not properly paying attention. The main problem with these types of car accidents is that everyone blames everyone else.

In car accident cases only, New York follows a no-fault car insurance and accident compensation laws. So you will have to file a claim with your own insurance company, under personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for any injuries resulting from a collision. However, if the injuries are severe and permanent, you can file a claim against the other driver, and if necessary, a lawsuit.

If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver(s), your claim needs to meet the “serious injury” threshold, which means any of the following injuries:

  • Bone fracture
  • Significant disfigurement
  • Significant limitation of use of body function or system
  • Permanent limitation of use of body organ or member
  • Substantially full disability for 90 days

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Deciding where to start following a multi-vehicle car accident can be daunting. Between seeking medical treatment for your injuries, dealing with insurance claims between various parties, getting your vehicle fixed, and pursuing legal action, it is critical to get experienced legal representation to get the best results possible.

Contact the firm and request a free consultation today.