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Jay Douglas Jacobson
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  • Car Accident Help 2

    I was on Southbound Hutch a few weeks back. The car in front of me stopped and I stopped too but the car behind me hit me and forced me to hit car ahead of me...There was a chain reaction involving around 10 cars. Since that accident I have lower ...

    Jay’s Answer

    Mr. Ferrante is correct about finding an attorney using AVVO. I suggest that you use the site's search option to find an attorney you feel comfortable with. Your situation is a common one and an attorney on AVVO will not have difficulty handling it.

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  • Does no-fault medical coverage supersede w/c medical coverage?

    On 2005 I was injured at work, MRI show a tear in my shoulder for which I never got a surgery. On 2015 I was injured in a car accident in which my shoulder got worse . Presents MRI show the problems with my shoulder. Dr said that I need surgery . ...

    Jay’s Answer

    You do need to consult with a personal injury attorney who understands New York's no-fault and negligence laws. No-fault will cover not only your medical expenses relating to the car accident, but your lost wages too, up to a certain amount (usually $2000 but it could be $4000 depending on your policy). But there are offsets on the lost wages for disability payments you may be entitled to. There is also going to be an issue of no fault coverage if you need surgery several months down the line. Speak to an attorney right away.

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  • Can I sue for negligence? barricade placed on sidewalk of busy intersection, forced me to walk in street .

    At 1:30 pm on April 28th, I exited my office building's lobby . I made a right and crossed the street at the corner. I proceeded to walk a few feet past the construction site which was heavily populated with people because it was lunch time. There...

    Jay’s Answer

    I agree that you need to consult with an attorney right away because of the time limitations involved in any possible claim against the City of New York. I would add to the comment that you need to have photographs of the pothole taken to include photographs of the barrier as well as the larger construction site. Take photos of the signs on the construction site (usually on the fencing surrounding the site or on a scaffolding) that show who the entities controlling the site are.

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  • Car Accident Help

    I was on Southbound Hutch a few weeks back. The car in front of me stopped and I stopped too but the car behind me hit me and forced me to hit car ahead of me...There was a chain reaction involving around 10 cars. Since that accident I have lower ...

    Jay’s Answer

    In addition to the excellent comments above, you are able to seek treatment from a psychologist using the no-fault insurance benefits that are available through your car insurance. Finding a psychologist who will accept no-fault insurance as payment may be difficult, but they are out there. A personal injury attorney usually has the ability to make a recommendation.

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  • How can I change lawyers in the middle of wrongful death case, if I feel he's not doing things in my best interest?

    He sued for the wrong thing and said it could be amended later on. He had lied about how I obtained him, acted like he couldn't find me and spoke to a third party. The list goes on..

    Jay’s Answer

    I agree with the above comments about retaining another attorney immediately. However, make sure that you are the legal representative of the estate.

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