If you receive a settlement or a court award in a personal injury case, your health insurance company may want you to reimburse them for medical expenses paid on your behalf. It is important to know that New York law limits which companies qualify for reimbursement and that there are ways to reduce the amount of the reimbursement.
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I receive many inquires about disputes with neighbors over trees. I received the following email and thought that the question and answer may interest some readers: Question: I have a question about ownership and responsibility of a tree that is on my… Read More ›
On Friday morning, January 28, 2011, a student attended class at her New York City-based university. She parked her car in the designated parking lot, yet the footing proved treacherous given the uneven job a contractor had done in clearing the parking lot of ice and snow. The young woman slipped on a patch of ice and fractured her right ankle. The woman asked me to represent her. After conducting an investigation into the matter and building the case, she received a settlement for the full value of the case.
On a Friday evening in May 2010, a Suffolk County woman eased her car to a stop at a red light on Jericho Turnpike. While waiting at the traffic light, another driver struck her car from behind. The accident left her with neck and back injuries, though no broken bones. The insurance company made an immediate offer to the woman, telling her that she only had soft tissue injuries and would not receive much. She asked me to represent her for this matter and I settled the case for $45,000 and she will receive many times what the insurance company initially offered.
I mention Mara’s both because it is such a great place to eat and because I admire Mara Levi, the woman behind this enterprise.
Memorial Day for me means Mansfield, Pennsylvania, a small town in north central Pennsylvania, where I’ve gone to celebrate this weekend for the past 22 years. I go to Mansfield for good times with friends and, along the way, came to learn more fully what Memorial Day means.
The Note of Issue in New York is the legal filing that puts a case on the trial calendar.
In September 2009, a New York City school teacher suffered soft-tissue injuries from a car accident in the Bronx. She came to me for help in collecting compensation for her injuries. The insurance company initially refused to pay claiming that the woman had caused the accident by changing lanes and that the soft-tissue injuries would not meet the New York State threshold for a serious injury and therefore did not warrant compensation. I led an investigation that proved the defendant liable for the accident and showed how her soft-tissue injures would meet the serious injury threshold.
As a result of the investigation into this car accident and our preparation of the case, on Friday afternoon, I settled the case. When I called my client to tell her the good news, she shared the news that she was pregnant with her first child. What a wonderful gift the settlement check will make for her and her husband.