Very often insurance companies will contact you directly in order to try and settle your case. Unfortunately, you need to remember that insurance companies have only their interest in mind. They’re not out there to help you, and what they might offer you can be a tiny percentage of the full value of what your case is. Only an experienced lawyer in experienced firms know the real value of your case and can help you attain the maximum recovery that you’re entitled to.
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Motor Vehicle Accident
Under New York law, you are entitled to No-Fault benefits paid by your own insurance company. Those No-Fault benefits involved: lost wages up to $2,000 a month, medical expenses for any treatment related to the accident or collision, as well as mileage to and from doctor’s offices. The benefits total at $50,000 unless you have purchased additional No–Fault insurance which is available to you.
It is commonly believed that if you are in an accident you are automatically entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, that is not true. The law requires that you must have sustained a serious injury in the state of New York in order to qualify. We have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and know exactly what we need to prove in order to get you a fair settlement or a fair verdict.
The most important thing to remember for a car collision case is that the investigation needs to be conducted quickly and that we need to obtain witness information while that information is still available. If you don’t do this you may lose that information forever. There will also have to be filings made very quickly in the state of New York so that you don’t wave your ability to get benefits to which you're entitled.