Steven Palermo

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Bodily Injury Adjuster Your bodily injury adjuster may be the most important adjuster you will deal with. This adjuster is employed by the offending vehicle’s insurance carrier to adjust your bodily injury claim. Not all motor vehicle accidents will have a bodily injury claim. But if you do, this will be the person that evaluates the claim and decides how much money to offer to settle the case. I advise people that if you have…
The Accident On July 12 a police driver had to jump on a moving crane after it had crashed into multiple cars on the Long Island Expressway, Hauppauge Suffolk County. After hitting four cars near exit 57 and being spotted by the police, the 47 year old took off in his crane. Around Exit 63, Joseph Goss, a highway patrol officer, jumped in to the crane once it slowed down to stop the vehicle from…
Trial Now, that protracted litigation is completed, the case is scheduled for a trial. Once again, this is a time consuming process and it can take several months for the trial to begin since the court system is typically backed up with cases. Scheduling a trial date is especially tricky when there’s many witnesses that need to be coordinated. For the trial itself, it’s best if possible that the plaintiff allow the case to run…
Learn How to: Recognize situations when a dog is most likely to bite How to handle being in the presence of an aggressive dog What compensation you can receive if you have been bitten Getting bit by a dog is more than scary, it’s dangerous. Serious injuries can easily result from a dog attack. Statistically, children are more at risk than any other age group for dog bits. And nearly 1 in 5 people bitten
Pursuing a UM Claim There may be several instances where UM coverage will be triggered in orderto compensate you for injuries suffered in a car accident. Every person must maintain automobile liability insurance on their vehicles in the amount of at least $25,000. However, as we all know, not everyone follows the law and there are many instances where car accident victims suffer injuries caused by a person operating a vehicle without insurance. In such…
1. No Fault Benefits New York is a no-fault state. Therefore, you will be qualified immediately following your accident for no-fault benefits. Further, since New York is a no-fault state your car insurance coverage will be your primary source of insurance coverage for your medical treatment. This means that all medical bills must be submitted to the no-fault carrier for payment. Any bills submitted to your private health insurance will be denied if no-fault…
1. No Fault Benefits New York is a no-fault state. Therefore, you will be qualified immediately following your accident for no-fault benefits. Further, since New York is a no-fault state your car insurance coverage will be your primary source of insurance coverage for your medical treatment. This means that all medical bills must be submitted to the no-fault carrier for payment. Any bills submitted to your private health insurance will be denied if no-fault…
Pursuing a claim through the offending vehicles insurance carrier When pursuing a claim through your own collision coverage is not an option, you can file a claim with the other vehicle’s insurance carrier. However, fault will be a key issue in the claim. This is because the carrier will only be responsible for their client’s proportionate share of fault in the accident. Therefore, prior to issuing any payments, the insurance carrier will complete a thorough…
What does no-fault insurance cover? No fault insurance will generally cover all of your accident-related expenses.However, certain limits will apply. First, New York requires at least $50,000 dollars’ worth of no-fault coverage. A person may purchase additional no-fault coverage and would be wise to do so considering the cost of medical treatments. Out of that pool of money, you will receive payments for medical expenses, lost wages, household help, and transportation to and from medical…
Document What You Can Another good idea at the scene of the accident is to collect information if you are physically able to do so. Take photographs of the scene and the vehicles involved in the accident. Also, get witnesses names. Seldom do the police take photographs at the scene of an accident. Only in case of catastrophic injuries will the police call upon the crime scene investigative unit to document the scene with photographs…