Will Settling An Auto Accident Injury Case Effect Your No Fault Benefits In Buffalo NY?
A lot of times when Buffalo and Western New York people who’ve been in car accidents talk to us about settling their personal injury case, one question seems to pop up: Who’s going to pay the medical bills if the injury case is settled now?
Here in New York the answer is quite simple. You’re allowed to settle against the defendant driver that injured you and their insurance company without having any impact on the no-fault coverage. The defendant driver has their own insurance policy. You have your own no-fault coverage. That’s either your coverage or coverage on the car you were in or if you were a pedestrian the car that hit you. The other driver’s policy and yours are very separate policies. So you can settle against the defendant and their insurance company without impacting the no-fault coverage through your policy.
Steve Boyd Attorneys: Handling Your No Fault Case
Sometimes no-fault insurance companies try to find ways to cut people’s benefits. If they do that to our injured clients we believe we should be involved. We are aware that many lawyers do not want to handle no-fault cases. No-fault is complex. It is hard work. It takes a lot of time. But our clients need their lost wages now. They need their medical bills paid before their credit rating is damaged. So no-fault insurance is important and it should not be delayed.