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New York law requires insurance adjusters to acknowledge receipt of your claim within 15 business days. They must also start an investigation within 15 business days. Once they complete their investigation, they have 15 days to notify you of whether they are accepting or denying liability.

Yes, you need to inform your insurance company of the accident even if you weren’t at fault, especially for your claim for no-fault benefits which must be filed within 30 days of the date of the accident.

New York is a no-fault automobile accident state. That means your insurance company is required to pay for your medical expenses (up to a certain amount), depending on the policy you purchased. Certain limited lost wages may also be covered. If your accident and injuries were caused by someone else, you may also have grounds […]

If the accident was not completely your fault, you can still recover damages from the other driver for the portion of the accident that was his or her fault. New York allows injured parties to bring claims against others even if they were partially at fault. Discuss your case with an attorney to learn more […]

That depends. Auto accident cases are fact specific and the unique circumstances surrounding your accident must be evaluated by a qualified attorney in order to assess the merits of any potential claim. Generally, victims injured by negligence have the right to bring claims against the party or parties they allege to be at fault. However, […]

In order to receive compensation for pain and suffering from a motor vehicle accident in New York, must prove that you suffered a serious injury under New York law, which must be one of the following personal injuries that result in: Death; Dismemberment; Significant disfigurement; A fracture; Loss of a fetus; Permanent loss of use […]

That also depends on the individual facts of your case. Generally, personal injury claims are brought against the individuals and/or entities whose negligence more likely than not caused your injuries. While an attorney can help identify potentially liable parties in your crash, here are some examples: A negligent driver who violated traffic laws or otherwise […]

Supplemental Security Income or “SSI” is a program for disabled individuals, like Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, but it does not require that recipients have a work history.

You may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) if you work a job that qualifies (federal, railroad, and some government employees are excluded). You may also qualify if your disability is covered by Social Security and will result in you missing work for a year or more.

In order to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the first step is to check if you qualify. Do you have a job that is covered for SSD? Is your medical condition listed on the Social Security Administration’s list of qualifying cases? Does your disability prevent you from working for a year or more? […]