Car Accidents

If you have been injured in a car accident, at O’Hare Parnagian LLP we have seen how overwhelming the consequences can be for injuries ranging in severity from whiplash and broken bones to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury. On top of coping with the pain of your injuries or the death of a loved one, you can be faced with surgery, medical appointments, limited mobility, medical expenses, be unable to work, need repairs to vehicles, and have an insurance company asking questions you do not know the answer to.

At O’Hare Parnagian LLP we know what you are going through and we can help you. We have extensive experience representing people who have been injured in car accidents in New York. Making a motor vehicle claim is complex. Early investigation and gathering of information is critical. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, build the strongest case possible, and hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries or wrongful death of your loved one wile maximizing your compensation recovery.

The causes of road-related accidents are many and varied and include:

  • Careless and reckless driving
  • Texting and phone use while driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Aggressive driving
  • Defective vehicle
  • Tire Defect
  • Poor roadway design/maintenance

If the cause of the accident is not clear or the insurance company is disputing liability, we will perform comprehensive investigations to uncover hidden but crucial details and identify all possible defendants. With our careful attorney investigation we can reveal important facts to help win the case, for example, that a driver was using their cell phone while driving, or was not wearing their prescription glasses. We will engage expert engineers to prove that the pedestrian was visible at night and the collision could have been avoided had the driver been paying correct attention and maintaining the speed limit. If the driver had been served an excessive amount of alcohol at a bar, the bar may also be liable for the injuries under New York’s Dram Shop Law and we will perform these investigations. If the insurance company is claiming you have a minor whiplash injury and is not taking your case seriously, or alleges that because there is only minimal damage to the vehicle no damage to the person could be possible, with our expertise we may be able to present your case in a different light and increase your compensation recovery.

Before signing any settlement agreement with an insurance company, it is extremely important that you discuss your case with an experienced attorney. The personal injury attorneys at O’Hare Parnagian LLP have represented many injured people who first came to us for an opinion about an offer the insurance company had made them, and then ultimately resolved their case for a much higher sum.

Because the law limits the time in which you can bring a claim, you should contact us immediately to investigate your case. Sometimes notice must be given as early as within 30 days of the accident.

Call us at 212.425.1401, or contact us online to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.