Car Accident Defense
Every year, there are more than 200,000 auto accidents in New York (excluding New York City) and Vermont. The sheer number of claims arising from these accidents can threaten the financial stability of insurance companies and self-insured businesses. As such, it is imperative to retain the services of defense counsel with the resources and experience to successfully resolve complex auto accident claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
O'Connor First is known throughout Upstate New York and Vermont as a regional law firm with a long history of success in defense cases. The partners leading our team of accomplished car accident and personal injury defense lawyers routinely receive recognition for their legal accomplishments. Collectively, they have amassed an impressive list of awards and recognition that is rivaled only by the extensive list of successful results they have obtained for our clients.
First- And Third-Party Insurance Claims
We routinely defend against claims of improper disclosure, late notice, failure to cooperate, broker negligence, and first- and third-party claims related to:
- Allegations of bad faith denials
- Accusations of improperly handled claim denials
- Property damage
- Personal injury protection (PIP)
- Uninsured motorist (UM)
- Supplementary uninsured motorist (SUM)
- Underinsured motorist (UIM)
In every case, we use innovative defense strategies to limit our clients’ liability. We strive to have all claims dismissed, or to reach a favorable settlement as early in a case as possible.