The O'Connor Law Firm
Free Consultation 24/7 Availability
800-724-1053 212-566-4868
Practice Areas

Tips for handling a motor vehicle crash caused by a friend

Speeding may have been the cause behind a recent, deadly crash in the Bronx.

According to reports, an off-duty officer was catching a ride home from a fellow officer around 11:45 pm on a recent Wednesday evening. Without warning, the driver lost control and crashed into a tree stump off City Island Road. The impact flipped the vehicle over, also causing it to burst into flames. Although rescuers on the scene were able to pull the driver from the wreckage, they couldn’t save the passenger.

In any car crash, emotions are running high. Attending to the severity of one’s injuries, uncertain prognosis for recovery, medical bills, and pain and suffering will likely occupy all of an individual’s physical, mental and emotional resources. Attending to anything else, such as legal issues, is simply asking too much. This underscores the importance of having an attorney protect your rights.

In a situation where a friend may have been responsible for the crash, however, another wrinkle is added to this difficult process. The victim or the surviving loved ones may not want to sue a friend. Yet it would be a mistake to accept the first offer from an insurance company.

Our New York City law firm takes the time that is needed to properly develop a personal injury claim arising from a car crash. Severe burns, spinal or head trauma, and other catastrophic injuries can change one’s quality of life, as well as his or her ability to work. Our law firm makes sure that the long-term view is factored into any financial discussions.

Source: Daily News, “Off-duty cop killed, sergeant critically injured in Bronx crash,” Laura Dimon, Rocco Parascandola, and Larry McShane, Feb. 2, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us A Confidential Message For A Free Consultation

Get Started Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Contact Information

The O'Connor Law Firm
45 Broadway, Suite 3020
New York, NY 10006

Toll Free: 800-724-1053
Phone: 212-566-4868
Fax: 212-208-2689
New York Law Office Map