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Jeena R. Belil

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  • Rear ended by a car in dec 2011, have ongoing back pain/issues. Can I still try to sue? Numb/loss of feeling in leg/toes

    Happened in New York. Is it three years and then time runs out? Who could I contact to help? My car was fixed through the other guys insurance and the strange thing was his insurance co. wanted me to sign a piece of paper and give me a check for 5...

    Jeena’s Answer

    As the prior lawyers here have indicated, you generally have three years from the date of accident to sue for pain and suffering if your accident was with a non-municipal vehicle.

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  • Can i be denied a no-fault claim if i never received a claim form from the insurer?

    i was in a car accident on 4/28/13 while i was in the hospital i was contacted by someone claiming to be a Enterprise representative. On or around the 28th of May i was contacted again by the someone else representing Enterprise Car Rental. A few ...

    Jeena’s Answer

    The No Fault Regulation mandates that an insurer send out a No Fault Cover Letter (NF-1A) and Application for No Fault Benefits (NF-2) within ten business days after receipt of their original notification of the claim for no fault benefits - which could be construed as 4/28/13 when you spoke to the Enterprise Representative (however, you do not describe what the substance of the conversation was, or the conversation you had with Enterprise on 5/28). You can send a letter describing your "reasonable justification" to the claim office listed on the denial of benefits. It is probably better, however, if you speak to a lawyer who understands the nuances of No Fault Law to understand everything that happened and so that you don't waive any of your rights.

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  • Answered Collection Summons No Court Date After 2 years - How long can it stay open?

    I was served a summons by a debt collection agency. I answered and requested verification through the court. Sent a court stamped copy of my answer and verification letter to the collection agency and their attorney. Everything sent registered ...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You can force the collection agency to move on your case by serving them with a document known as a 90 day notice, which has to be served by Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested. If they don't answer, you can ask the court clerk for a template motion to dismiss the case for Plaintiff's failure to prosecute. There are steps involved and if you miss one, you've wasted your time. This is why hiring a lawyer to help you defend a debt collection law suit is important.

    Best of luck.

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  • Why Imaging Centers are not paid for service when insurance companies refuse to pay for lack of medical necessity ?

    We are Imaging Center and we serve medical doctors who prescribe for their patients medical tests.we are operating based on doctors referrals and have no intent to put their professional decisions under the scope and be suspicious regarding their ...

    Jeena’s Answer

    The way you handle denials based upon lack of medical necessity is to dispute the denial in No Fault arbitration or litigation. There are New York attorneys who practice in this area of the law, such as myself, who can help you dispute these denials.

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  • I was injured in cab accident 4 yrs....ins co made low settlement....lawyer said take it....I don't want to.what do I do now

    Have fractured ankle back. And necks injuries.was going to trial 4 x all postponed ..now lawyers says I don't meet threshold...and I have to pay drs..on my behalf .... I'm totally disabled I'm. A hairdresse anrcannot stand long....lost money ....

    Jeena’s Answer

    I agree with everything that has been said so far. I'm also wondering why you have to pay doctors? Your care should be covered under the Taxi's No Fault insurance and if your doctors were at one time being reimbursed under an assignment of benefits, they are not allowed to take a lien against your settlement.

    Ultimately, you have the right, as the client, to take a settlement or to reject it.

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  • Does a defendant ordered medical exam mean that an insurance company is close to offering a settlement?

    Almost 2 yrs ago I was struck by a out of control mini school bus while standing on the sidewalk. I had back, shoulder, & knee surgery. Fractured fibula and pelvis.

    Jeena’s Answer

    It means that you are one step closer to getting the case resolved, either by settlement or by trial. Speak with your lawyer directly for more detail.

    Best of luck with your case,
    Jeena

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  • How do I find his insurance company when the insurance is from Illinois and the police report says ins. code u/k?

    I was hit driving down 112. the guy doesn't have a license but car insured and registered to him but I cant find his insurance company to file a complaint. all I have is his name and date of birth and license plate number on the exchange of motori...

    Jeena’s Answer

    Attorneys have resources to assist you in finding the insurance company through different types of investigators we utilize. You may need to contact a local lawyer to help you with your question.

    Best of luck,
    Jeena Belil

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  • Car accident with no fault but I am responsible for 10% loss by insurance company; accident occurred in Great Neck, Nassau, NY.

    As I was driving through an intersection on a green light; the car in the opposite side made a left hand turn hitting me on the driver/front side of my car. Both drivers have insurance through the same company. Examiner advised that the police r...

    Jeena’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer to review the police report and other facts and circumstances surrounding the accident and deal with the insurance company. You might want an independent estimate of the value of your vehicle's damage, especially if you end up having to bring a property damage action in court.

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  • How to determine mileage for reimbursement for No Fault?

    The person who's been helping me get to my appointments never kept track of their miles through the odometer and really don't have much to go by except receipts for tolls for reimbursement. Is there a way to figure out the miles without shorten...

    Jeena’s Answer

    No Fault mileage is based upon the same reimbursement as New York Worker's Compensation. It can vary due to gas price fluctuations. Under the Regulation, you have 90 days from the date of the health service to claim your mileage or other transportation expenses. For mileage, you put down the name of the medical facility you visited and the address. If you went by car, you find the mileage from your home/work to the facility (you can use Mapquest) and just put down the miles. If you used public transportation, you must show receipts.

    You may not be aware of this, but you are entitled to mileage reimbursement when you attend No Fault Medical Exams scheduled by your insurance company.

    Fax or mail this information in to your No Fault Carrier with the claim number. Make sure you keep the fax confirmation.

    If you wish, send me an email and I will send you the mileage reimbursement form I give to my own clients.

    jeenabelil@jeenabelil.com

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  • I had a sleep and fall accident in 2009. I had a spine surgery in april 2012. I ve hired a personal injury attorney

    I had a sleep and fall accident in 2009. I had a spine surgery in april 2012. I ve hired a personal injury attorney but i m very unhappy with the way my case has been handled. Its been three years already and he just filled my note of issue two w...

    Jeena’s Answer

    Unfortunately, with the NY courts being as busy as they are, lawsuits are slow in progressing to either trial or settlement. Since we don't know all of the facts as you present them, your current lawyer may have had very good reasons to wait this long to file the Note of Issue. There may have been discovery issues, motion practice (which takes a while to get through in the courts) and other delays which may have been out of his or her control, including the fact that you recently had surgery.

    With the Note of Issue already filed, you will most likely not find too many personal injury lawyers to take over the case. I would not necessarily fire your current lawyer in haste. Instead, I would set up a meeting and speak to your lawyer about your overall concerns.

    Best of luck.

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