You are probably wondering, if you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident if you can be compensated or not.
New York State has no-fault law. No fault law provides for certain benefits from the car that you were in.
The next question is, can we get you compensation from the insurance company of the car that injured you?
New York State requires us to prove that you have a serious injury defined under New York law to get a recovery. The legislature gives us categories of serious injury that takes the medical evidence supplied and tries to plug you into one of these categories.
Once you are into a category, we can determine the value of the case.
The categories are death and dismemberment, fracture, significant scarring, inability to do your normal daily activities for at least 90 days out of 180 days, and loss of a fetus. There are two other categories, permanent consequent limitation and significant limitation.
Those categories are more difficult to get your hands around because they are not specific. We take a medical evidence, and look at the medical records to make a determination as to which of the categories apply to you.
After this process we will counsel to find the value of the case. The value of case is upon severity of injury, and length of injury. Will it affect you for the rest of your life? And we will then talk to the insurance company by maximizing what we get for you based on what we see in the medical records.