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Almost every Personal Injury case is different, and no guarantees can be made. Listed below are answers to questions you may have about personal injury cases in the state of New York.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Every case is different and many factors need to be weighed in order to assess a value. In some cases, liability (who is at fault) is unclear and the injuries are not severe. These cases may well be worth nothing, or have a low enough value that it would not make sense for us to take the case. In other cases liability is clear and the injuries are very severe. In such cases the amount of insurance becomes an important factor.To answer your question in more detail considering your unique situation, please contact New York Personal Injury Attorney Keith DeVries at 212.227.0780 or 718.873.0835
What if I don’t live in New York?
Not being a resident of New York is not a problem. Injury Lawyer, Keith DeVries, fights for clients throughout NYC, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. We are able to have full communication through email or phone conversations, and in some cases it may not be necessary to meet in person. However, remember that every case is different and your process may vary or require more attention.
How long do I have to bring a case?
You must file your case within the statute of limitations, a fixed period of time dictated by the law. This can be as short as ninety days or as long as three years. In automobile accidents, certain steps sometimes must be taken within thirty days. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, your claims can be dismissed. Consequently, it is important to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you have been injured or involved in an accident. Remember, each injury case is different and the process may vary for slip and fall accidents, car accidents, personal injury cases, medical malpractice, and work related injuries.
What is “No-Fault” insurance?
“No-Fault” insurance, or “Personal Injury Protection” (PIP) as it may called out side of New York State, pays your medical bills and part of your lost wages for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident, no matter who caused the accident. In certain circumstances No-Fault insurance covers medical and hospital expenses, prescriptions, housekeeping services (if a doctor confirms the necessity), taxi cabs to medical appointments, and pays a portion of your lost wages. It is of the utmost importance that you contact Keith DeVries, New York’s passionate injury attorney. Your injury must relate to a motor vehicle accident – although you may be a pedestrian or bicycle rider when hurt. Most people involved in an automobile accident in New York State, even pedestrians, can get No-Fault benefits from somewhere, possibly even the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC). (Motorcycle drivers are not usually covered.)If you are hurt in an automobile accident, you should get the benefits, which do not compensate you for pain and suffering, just for economic loss. (However, if you were working at the time of the accident, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation.) No-Fault benefits do not last indefinitely and there are procedures for your insurance company to cancel the benefits. Therefore, by contacting the Law Offices of Keith DeVries, he and his staff will assist you in all forms required to be filed with the No-Fault insurance carrier. Deadlines may be as short as thirty days from the date of your accident. We can only repeat the advice previously given: If you are injured in a car accident, truck accident, or automobile accident or any other type of personal injury you should quickly contact experienced New York personal injury attorney Keith DeVries.
How do I get reimbursed under no-fault insurance?
To be reimbursed for travel expenses, household care, prescriptions, and lost earnings, you must mail this information to the no-fault insurance carrier. You may be reimbursed for travel expenses, medical expenses, household care, prescription drugs, lost earnings, and possibly more, usually up to $50,000. You may be required to take physical examination to get or continue your benefits. Contact accident lawyer Keith DeVries if you’ve been injured in New York, Brooklyn or the Bronx for a FREE evaluation of your case.
How serious does my injury have to be to get compensation for pain and suffering?
If you are injured as an operator or passenger in a motor vehicle (excluding motorcycle claims), you are not generally entitled to make a claim for pain and suffering unless you have sustained a “serious injury.” This is a specific legal term in the Insurance Law that includes death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement, fractures, loss of a fetus, permanent loss or significant limitation on the use of a body organ or function, or an impairment which renders you unable to do your normal daily activities for any 90 out of the first 180 days following your accident. Let the New York accident lawyers at the Offices of Keith DeVries assist you in analyzing whether you have been “seriously injured.”