If you have been involved in a car accident, bus accident or pedestrian knockdown caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your personal injuries, loss of income, medical expenses and other damages. At the Law Firm of Andrew R. Leder, Esq., PLLC, we will assist you in pursuing your claim against the party or parties responsible for the accident, and we will file all the necessary paperwork to get your medical bills paid and recover your lost earnings.
Following a motor vehicle accident, there are generally two types of insurance claims which are brought on behalf of the injured party. The first type of claim is for No Fault Insurance benefits. Under the New York No Fault law, every driver or passenger in an insured automobile involved in an accident in the State of New York is entitled to have their medical treatment and lost wages (what the law calls “basic economic loss”) paid by the insurance company which insures that automobile, regardless of fault. This also applies to pedestrians struck by insured vehicles. This means that the insurance company for the car you were in at the time of the accident, or the car that struck you if you were a pedestrian, will pay for your medical bills, lost earnings, prescriptions, transportation to doctors, and out of pocket expenses which are related to the accident, until there is a determination that such payments are no longer medically necessary. In order to receive these benefits, you must file an application for No-Fault benefits within 30 days of the accident, or your medical bills, lost earnings and out of pocket expenses may not be paid. The Law Firm of Andrew R. Leder will assist you in filing this application.
The second type of claim which is brought following a car accident is a bodily injury claim. If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a car accident, our firm will pursue a claim for your bodily injuries against the party or parties responsible for the accident and their insurance company.
After a car accident, there are many details to take care of, including getting your car repaired and having your lost wages and medical bills paid. At The Law Firm of Andrew R. Leder, Esq., PLLC, we will take care of all of these details for you, freeing you up to get the medical treatment that you need. We will also deal with the insurance companies so that you don’t have to.