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Jeena R. Belil

Hauppauge Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Car accident in another state...should I file a suit?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
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    You do have the right to file a lawsuit, however, since you are a resident of N.Y. and the owner/operator of the offending vehicle resides, I assume, in Idaho, you will most likely need to file the action in Federal Court based on what is called diversity jurisdiction. Since the accident occurred in Idaho, the laws of Idaho may be applied even if the lawsuit is filed in New York. Find a personal injury lawyer in your area who is admitted in the Federal District Court which has jurisdiction...

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  2. Personal Injury - Car Accident

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
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    If you have already retained a lawyer, it might be a good idea to attempt to see that person in their office (afternoons are better for litigators than mornings, since they are in court.) The attorney is obligated to return your calls or respond to you. If you still have a problem, you may want to seek the advice of another attorney who can best answer your questions. You mentioned a time frame. It looks like you have been covered by No Fault (GEICO) and they have denied further treatment...

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  3. Grandma's car accident

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
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    The plaintiff (injured person who is suing) is attempting to sue the estate of your deceased grandmother, which is the only way the plaintiff can try to collect any compensation from your grandmother as a result of his alleged injuries. Your father should send a copy of these papers to the insurance company which insured your grandmother's vehicle at the time of the accident. Under the insurance policy, the carrier will appoint counsel to defend the estate. He should do this as soon as...

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  4. Can i have a case of negligence?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
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    Generally, under New York State Law, once an employer's obligation to an employee to provide workers' compensation benefits is established, an employee cannot sue an employer based upon common law claims for damages sustained as a result of an injury that arose out of and in the course of employment (even if the damages result from the negligence or recklessness of an employer). If some other entity other than your employer negligently contributed to your injury, you may have a claim...

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  5. Is it a good idea to marry a lawyer

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
    2. Gabriel Cheong
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm a New York Lawyer married to another New York Lawyer. We just celebrated our 10 year anniversary. It can be done! Good luck, wherever your heart takes you.

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  6. I am suing a cab company for injuries sustain while being a passenger under NY law what type of compensation can I expect

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
    2. Allan A Blank
    3. Neal Andrew Goldstein
    4. Michael E Hendrickson
    5 lawyer answers

    Adding to Michael's answer, I would be curious to know exactly what the MRI results read. New York Courts are becoming more conservative in their view of herniated disks with no other objective injury, and sometimes these cases can be dismissed on motion for summary judgment. Your compensation will depend on what other symptoms you have together with your MRI findings. For instance, do you have EMG confirmed nerve irriation/damage? Do you have objective findings of limited range of motion?...

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  7. Can a passenger in a taxi cab sue both the car that hit us and my driver for driving too fast

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Allan A Blank
    2. Jeena R. Belil
    3. Stacy Mandel Levine
    4. Gordon Ralph Levinson
    4 lawyer answers

    As a passenger, you have the right to bring a claim against both the driver of the taxi and the other vehicle that cut off the taxi. New York is also a pure comparative negligence state. If you have sustained injuries, make sure you have filed a claim for no fault benefits with both vehicle's insurance companies within thirty days of the accident. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact me directly.

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  8. NY civil procedure, procedure for filing a counter claim in small claims court in NY state

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
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    Go the to Clerk's Office in the Court where the Small Claim was filed. Let the Clerk know you wish to file a counterclaim. There will most likely be a nominal fee involved. Make sure that you understand what type of evidence you need to produce at the trial. The Court should have a guide book that will explain what you will need to do. Good luck.

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  9. Medical records

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
    2. Paul A Epstein
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    If you are in the middle of litigation, the defendant will submit a demand for discovery, most likely including the pharmacy records. Speak with your attorney about your concerns. He/or she could object to the disclosure of the records for the reasons you provide and then within 10 days make a motion for a protective order to the court to limit the information contained in the pharmacy records to only that which is relevant. Whether the court agrees to provide such relief would be to...

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  10. NY- "Order to show cause" hearings

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jeena R. Belil
    2. Mark R. Osherow
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    Without knowing more detail about the facts of your case, I can only explain the mechanics of an Order to Show Cause in New York State relative to a Civil Trial. In basic terms, an Order to Show Cause during litigation requests that an action be stopped or delayed until the issue raised in the Order to Show Cause is heard. The issue in the Order to Show Cause is what the hearing will be about. A trial, on the other hand, takes place after all discovery in your case is exchanged and a...

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