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Jeena R. Belil

Jeena Belil’s Answers

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  • My credit report has a judgement against me with no notice to appear. How do I get this reversed?

    I originally called the creditor when I had to leave my job due to DV in 2008 and tried to initiate a payment plan but they weren't helpful. Instead they placed the outstanding balance and a write off of the account on my credit report. I recent...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You need to file an order to show cause to vacate the judgment. You can hire a lawyer to assist you with this, or you can also do it yourself. If you choose to do it yourself, go to the court clerk and ask for an order to show cause template. The clerks are very nice, and although they can not give you legal advice, they can give you some guidance as far as court procedure. If you choose to hire an attorney, there are very good ones who practice in NYC you can find either on AVVO or through a Google search.

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  • Medical and wage lose in no fault accident NY

    I was a pedestrian in an accident, had 2 knee surgeries and reached a settlement, in accordance with the amount of insurance the driver had, with the insurance company in 2008. Now my lawyer is taking them to arbitration for medical expenses and m...

    Jeena’s Answer

    It is very difficult to answer this question without knowing more information. We do not know what grounds the no fault denials are based upon. If they were based on an IME cut off and you ended up paying out of pocket, or via a lien on your settlement, you would be entitled to arbitrate on the IME cut off denial to test the defense of medical necessity of post denial medical services. With respect to lost wages, we also do not have the reasons given for the denial for lost wages. Was it based upon the IME? Was a denial ever issued or is there still outstanding verification of the lost wage claim?

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  • A woman rear ended my truck, while I was sitting at a traffic light, she did not have a license or insurance.

    What should I do? My insurance will cover the damage less my deductible, which doesn't seem right. Also my back has been killing me. Being a recently unemployee father of 5 doesn't help. Any suggestions?

    Jeena’s Answer

    Seek medical attention for your injuries. Also, make sure you submit a No Fault and UNINSURED motorist claim are made with your own insurance carrier. Both of these notices must be done in a timely fashion and pursuant to your policy conditions. It is best to contact a NY Personal Injury lawyer who can best guide you.

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  • Is whiplash injury enough for a personal injury claim after a car accident

    i had whipsplash injury, were i n hospital for few hour, told to be rested for 3 weeks and take every 4-6hours painkillers at amount of 600mg. i am not able to help my husband in his business which is essential to us, and we can not afford to hire...

    Jeena’s Answer

    "Whiplash" itself is not considered a "Serious Injury" under New York's Serious Injury Threshold unless you have documented medical evidence that the whiplash prevented you from your regular activities for 90 out of the first 180 days following a motor vehicle accident. The best thing to do is to consult a New York lawyer well versed in auto accident cases in order to review your accident, medical records etc and to provide you with any options you may have under the law.

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  • Regarding no fault

    i received the no fault application, and with that theres a form that ask my authorization to release "work and other loss information" also "health and services or treatment information" do i have to allow to information is it at my best interest...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You must cooperate with your insurance carrier in order to receive No Fault benefits. Therefore, you must sign the No Fault application where requested and send back in to your carrier within 30 days of your receiving them.

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  • Domesticating an out of state default judgement in NY? Please read the details

    I heard that an out of state default judgments can not be domesticated in New York, unless a new law suite is filled. I have a credit card default judgment from New Jersey that is more than 6 years old, but I am a New York resident now. Can I stil...

    Jeena’s Answer

    If I were helping you defend this matter, one of my affirmative defenses would be that the time to file a summons and complaint has expired under the New York 6 year SOL.
    Keep in mind that if you are served, you still need to file an answer. You can not let the summons and complaint go unanswered, as you can still risk a default judgment being taken against you.

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  • Regarding car accident

    the accident took place on august 2, 2011 i did file a claim with the insurer and also went to the doctor im into therapy and on medication for pain how long do i have to obtain an attorney if i want to file suit i am awaiting result from my docto...

    Jeena’s Answer

    In New York, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a law suit. There are exceptions to this in the event of an accident involving a municipal vehicle such as a bus. The best thing for you to do right now is to get treatment for any injuries and obtain the results of the testing your doctor is having you undergo. You can bring those medical records to the attorney you retain in order for that person to make an evaluation as to whether you have sustained a qualified serious injury under the laws of New York.

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  • Do i have a malpratice lawsuit?

    My sister in law is having a hard time finding a lawyer that is willing to take her case. She went in about 1 1/2 ago to have a hernia operation, however the doctor ended up clipping her intestines (not knowing) until the next day my mother in law...

    Jeena’s Answer

    You have not given enough information here to determine whether your sister in law has a viable case. What happened after your mother in law found her? How is she now? Did she require further surgery? Why are other lawyers turning the case away?

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  • Regarding an accident

    i was involve in a multiple (6) car accident on the 8-2-11 i have been to the doctor for my injury, i have liability i got hit by 2 cars which dragged me to hit the car in front of me, i need representation to get my car fix and also file suit for...

    Jeena’s Answer

    The fact that any of the vehicles involved are insured by the same company does not have an affect on the viability of any of the injured persons claims. Have you filed for No-Fault benefits through your insurance company? That's the first thing you must do in order for your medical bills to be paid promptly. If you are interested in a consult, please contact our firm.

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