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Category: Car Accidents

January 21, 2010
New York Car Accident- Who Pays My Medical Bills

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York Car Accident Lawyer, the most common question I am asked by clients who sustain personal injuries in New York car accidents or truck accidents is who will pay my medical bills. Under New York Insurance law, the insurance company who insures the car you are in is responsible for paying your medical bills and any lost wages. If you were a pedestrian hit by a car, or truck then the insurance company for the car which hit you is responsible for paying your medical bills and your lost wages. These benefits are not automatic. To receive… Read More

January 19, 2010
New York Car Accidents Rear End Collisions

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York City Car Accident Lawyer, and New York truck accident lawyer, Michael Joseph has handled car accident cases and truck accident cases in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. In any car accident case, you have to show prove both liability and a serious injury. This posting deals only with liability. Michael Joseph is a New York car accident attorney who has won countless cases involving rear end collisions based on motion papers. As a general rule, in New York, a rear-end collision with a stopped vehicle creates a prima facie case of negligence against… Read More

December 29, 2009
Truck Accident In White Plains

By Michael H. Joseph

Michael Joseph a New York Car Accident Attorney and Westchester Truck Accident Lawyer in White Plains, successfully represented the motorist who was injured in a high profile White Plains accident. A truck lost control and went airborne landing on our client’s vehicle. Our client sustained a serious back injury and was out of work for about a year. Michael Joseph won the case and successfully proved the accident was due to the truck’s failure to maintain operational control. Michael Joseph a Westchester truck accident attorney obtained a $500,000 settlement after a year of litigation.

December 26, 2009
New York Car Accidents- Who Pays The Medical Bills

By Michael H. Joseph

If you were injured in a New York car accident, you need to speak with a New York Car Accident Lawyer. Under New York’s no fault laws, the insurance company for the car which you were in has to provide you with “No Fault Benefits”. If you were a pedestrian and you were hit by a car. The car that hit you is obligated to provide you with no fault benefits. No fault benefits mean that because you were injured in a car accident, the insurance company for the vehicle you were in or hit by (pedestrian), must pay your… Read More

November 20, 2009
New York Car Accidents- Time For Reform

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York car accident lawyer, I am frustrated at having to turn away injured clients because they are not hurt enough to sue. The New York Legislature truly sold out its citizens to the insurance companies when it passed New York Insurance Laws 5102 and 5104. These laws basically state that you cannot recover even a dollar for pain and suffering from a car accident unless you have sustained a “serious injury” as the law has defined it. Under NY Insurance Law 5102(d) a “Serious injury” means a personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a… Read More

 
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