Car Accident Lawyer Queens NY

Car Accident Lawyer Queens NY

If you have been involved in a car accident in Queens NY, we are here to help you. When injured in a car accident, you will likely face medical bills and will require proper treatment for your injuries. You may sustain a loss of earnings and need to get compensation for your time out of work. We are committed to making sure you obtain the treatment that you need and that your medical bills are covered and protect you from any legal responsibility for medical bills arising out of the accident. We are committed to timely processing your claims for No-Fault benefits which provide coverage for your medical bills related to the car accident and your loss of earnings (pursuant to NY No-Fault coverage, you are entitled to $2,000.00 per month or 80 percent of your income, whichever is less, for loss of earnings for any necessary time out of work). If you have sustained damage to your car we will work to make sure that your vehicle is taken care of with no fee asserted by our firm. In fact our firm charges nothing for securing the benefits that you are entitled through No-fault and we only achieve a fee if we secure you a recovery for the bodily injury claim against the vehicles at fault for the accident.

We understand that a car accident can be a traumatic experience and first and foremost you must get the proper medical treatment and achieve some peace of mind knowing that your medical bills will be paid and your loss of earnings coverage will be processed and your disability claim filed, and if a driver, your vehicle is taken care of.

We are committed to providing all of our clients with the best legal service possible.

When you Contact Us About Your Car Accident

The first time you contact us we will ask you a few questions about your car accident. We will also organize a time that is convenient for you for either us coming to you or you coming to our office (whichever you prefer). During the consultation, we will ask you a range of questions about your accident.

When we meet we will make sure you have a complete understanding of the process and what will be filed on your behalf. We will explain No-Fault benefits to you so you have a clear understanding of the scope of coverage that you have pursuant to New York No-Fault law. We will also explain what is required to prove a successful bodily injury claim so you have an understanding of the threshold requirement and where your injuries fit within the definition of the threshold requirement (also known as the serious injury requirement). We will explain to you the process of the lawsuit and how the bodily injury claim is valued.

It is important to understand that when involved in a car accident in New York you have two separate and distinct claims (three if an owner of the vehicle involved). The first is No-Fault coverage.

No-Fault coverage afforded by the vehicle you occupied and if a pedestrian the vehicle that struck you. As stated above, No-Fault benefits provide coverage for necessary medical treatment related to the motor vehicle accident and a portion of your loss of earnings as a result of time lost from work due to the injuries sustained.

You must find medical providers that will accept No-Fault coverage. When a medical provider accepts an assignment of benefits for the purposes of No-fault billing, their only remedy for non-payment is the No-Fault carrier and not you. It is also important to make sure that your treatment is provided by qualified and reputable medical providers. Unfortunately, there has been abuse by medical providers in the County of Queens in No-Fault claims and therefore to make sure you get real treatment and a reputable provider to support your bodily injury claim the selection of your doctor is almost as important as that of your lawyer.

The bodily injury claim is the claim made against the vehicle(s) at fault for your accident. Aside from proving fault, to be successful in the bodily injury claim, the injured person must prove a serious injury as defined by the threshold requirement.

Time is Short

In car accidents in New York time is short to properly assert your claims. In fact you only have 30 days from the date of the accident to properly file the NF2 form with the insurance company responsible for No-Fault benefits. Medical bills must be submitted within 45 days of treatment. There may be municipal defendants involved in which a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident. Aside from these short deadlines, the general Statute of Limitations for negligence in New York is three years, and if the accident involves death, two years from the date of death.

We Are Here For You

Here at the Law Office of Joel J. Turney, LLC we are proud to work with those who have suffered personal injuries through no fault of their own. Our client services and our results are our first and only objectives.

All of our consultations are free of charge. We work on a contingency basis. This means we only charge a fee out of the recovery we secure on the bodily injury claim. It is therefore in our best interest to ensure your personal injury case is a successful one.

Contact us today if you have been involved in a car accident in Queens, NY. You do not have to deal with the often complicated world of personal injury on your own. We are committed to providing all of our clients with the best legal service possible.

Contact us today so we can start working on your car accident claim.