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Jeena R. Belil

Jeena Belil’s Answers

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  • Should I change my lawyer or take the offer?

    I had an auto accident, and almost 100% opponent's fault. My lawyer got offer from insurance company recently. I said to my lawyer that I would take the offer from insurance company at first, but then I changed my mind because I thought offer is t...

    Jeena’s Answer

    Every single injury case is unique, with their own sets of contributing and mitigating factors. Why some other folks may have received more compensation because of the same injury is dependent on a great many variables. I would suggest that you not compare your case to anyone else's. However, you do have the right to seek a second opinion about your case.

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  • I have a injury case and it has been almost one year and the video has not been seen by my lawyer yet is the defense stalling

    Cause we have a coference in feb in which the all evidence must be produce before trial

    Jeena’s Answer

    How do you know there is a video if your lawyer hasn't seen it yet? If there is a video of you and your lawyer has requested it, then the defense attorney must provide it. If they don't, they can't use it at trial. Speak with your attorney and find out what is going on.

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  • My parked car got hit by a garbage truck and they just left.

    Luckily my neighbor's surveillance camera capture all this, including the license plate of the garbage truck. I called up the NYC Dept of Sanitation and when I gave them the license plate #, they said the truck was not on rounds that day. My car'...

    Jeena’s Answer

    To expand on the answer provided, you need to file a Notice of Claim with the City within ninety (90) days of the accident to bring any damages claim. Hire a lawyer to assist you with this as specific legal requirements must be followed or your claim can be declared a nullity.

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  • Hi If someone hit me in a hit and run do the police have to investigate? I was hit by a truck on the Staten Island Expressway an

    Hi If someone hit me in a hit and run do the police have to investigate? I was hit by a truck on the Staten Island Expressway and when talking to the police operator when on the phone they said they would not go after him I want to know if legally...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You must report the accident to the police within 24 hours. If you look at your auto insurance policy, under Uninsured Motorist Coverage, it describes what you must do in order for you to obtain any benefits owed to you under the Hit and Run coverage endorsement.

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  • Pedestrian hit by car, do I have a solid case?

    The other day I was on my morning run. I was headed South approaching a 4-way stop in my residential, quiet neighborhood. I noticed a car at the intersection who was headed east and stopped to wait. I waited and waited, and the driver did not go. ...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You can consult a lawyer before seeing a doctor, but the lawyer won't be able to advise you on whether your case is "solid" until she or he has a copy of the police accident report and, at the very least, a copy of the MRI report to review. If you have not contacted the driver's insurance carrier to make a claim for your no fault benefits, you need to do that as soon as possible (within 30 days of the date of accident), or you risk losing any No Fault benefits to which you are entitled.

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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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