A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic and difficult experience for anyone. At Mandler & Sieger, LLP we handle all types of motor vehicle cases, that involve personal injury. Our legal expertise includes automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. If you, a family member or a friend are injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident, please feel free to give our office a call and we will gladly assist you.
For thirty years we have handled motor vehicle accident cases for our clients here on Long Island, New York City, Westchester and the rest of New York State. We will investigate the scene of your accident, take photographs, collect all available evidence, interview witnesses, obtain the police accident report, speak with the insurance companies, and retain experts when necessary. We are here to help you recover your lost wages and complete all of the insurance forms and applications. Above all else, we pledge to help recover the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We know that our clients are dealing with more than just pain. They find themselves out of work, without a car, in need of medical care, faced with phone calls from insurance companies and many questions for which they don’t have answers. We’ll handle the insurance companies for you, answer all of your questions and put you at ease.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY CLIENTS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASE?
Will the insurance company cover my doctor and hospital bills if I am in a motor vehicle accident?
Yes, under the New York State No-Fault Insurance Law, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to no-fault benefits that will cover all of your accident related hospital and doctor bills, as well as other miscellaneous expenses. Such bills will be covered regardless of who caused the accident. At Mandler & Sieger, LLP we will file and process your no-fault application.
All hospitals and most doctors accept, no-fault as a direct means of payment. They must do so subject to the no-fault pay rate schedule. Doctors are not permitted to charge you an additional fee once they have accepted an “assignment” of your no-fault benefits. In some instances worker’s compensation insurance takes the place of no-fault insurance. Please contact our office with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
Will no-fault insurance cover my lost wages while I’m out of work?
Yes, in most cases no-fault insurance will cover your lost wages. There are many applications and forms that need to be processed before you can receive compensation. Please contact our office with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
Who will pay for the damage to my car?
It all depends on who is at fault. If the driver of the other vehicle is 100% at fault their insurance company is legally responsible to pay for your property damage. No two accidents are exactly the same. Please contact our office with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
Am I entitled to a rental car?
Depending on the circumstances you may even have a choice of insurance companies that will pay for your rental car. Please contact us with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
Will the insurance company pay for my medication and additional medical equipment or devices?
Yes no-fault will pay for your medication and medical equipment, but certain limitations will apply. Approved medications, orthopedic, devices and medical equipment prescribed by your doctor are generally covered by no-fault insurance. The insurance company will require receipts for any such items that you purchase on your own. Please contact us with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
What else does No-Fault insurance cover?
No-fault insurance will also cover any household assistance you may need and reimbursement for your transportation costs (taxi, bus, train, subway) to the doctor. If you are using private transportation you must complete and submit a mileage form indicating the name of the doctor you visited, dates of treatment, and round trip mileage. Please contact us with your questions and the details of your accident and we will provide you with the right answers.
What will Mandler & Sieger do for me regarding my no-fault claim?
Remember, no-fault is a law. There are many time limits and restrictions, and a great deal of paperwork is involved. The lawyers at Mandler & Sieger, LLP are qualified to assist you with the application and the processing of your no-fault claim and to answer any questions you may have regarding your no-fault benefits.
Please feel free to contact us by calling (631) 424 – 2525 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to address your specific needs and concerns.