THE KOWALENKO LAW GROUP
We offer a comprehensive array of legal services. Our consultation is always free so that you may decide from an informed perspective whether or not you need a lawyer and how one can best serve you.
Mr. Kowalenko is a skilled and accomplished litigation attorney with extensive experience, unwavering integrity, aggressive advocacy skills, and a history of affective and diligent representation. His portfolio includes over 30 years of personal injury experience.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ?
1) As per New York State Law, if anyone is injured or the damage to your car exceeds $1000.00, a report MUST be filed with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The form is called an Accident Report (MV104) and it should be filed within ten days after the accident.
2) If anyone is injured (in the vehicle or by the vehicle), report the accident to the police and insurance company of the car that you were occupying (or injuried by) immediately. Tell the person taking the report that you need a NO FAULT APPLICATION. Each injured person must file their own injury claim, even infants. This application must be filed within 30 days of the date of the accident , or the No Fault carrier can deny all benefits (payments).
3) Any injured person should go to a health care facility or provider as soon as possible. If you do not have your No Fault file number, you can provide it at a later date (i.e. to the Hospital, for the emergency room treatment you received). Under the No-Fault law, you are entitled to have your health care paid for, including lost wages, household help and mileage reimbursed. If you are injured it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury claims, before dealing with any insurance company or other individuals. There is no fee for a consultation. You may be entitled to a significant recovery for your injuries in addition to having your medical bills and lost wages paid.
If you are injured and feel you have a basis for a claim, consult with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury matters, contact us for a free consultation.
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