You’ve just been involved in a car accident
and you’re seriously hurt, but you don’t have any medical insurance. What do you do?
Hi. My name is Jonathan Macri and I’m an attorney here at Parker Waichman. Now the
scenario that I’ve just described to you happens far too often. One of my clients is
involved in a car accident and they’re very seriously injured. They come to me and they
think that they can’t get the medical treatment that may have been told that they need at
the hospital because they don’t have medical insurance. Well, I’m here to tell you right
now that is not the case. You see, New York state has set up a system specifically for
this scenario. And it’s a system whereby, if you’re involved in a car accident, you’re
entitled to up to $50,000 dollars worth of medical coverage, regardless of who was at
fault in the accident – through a system, appropriately called, “no-fault.” Now
the only requirement through no-fault is that you have to file an application for it within
30 days of your accident unless there is some kind of special scenario involved. Now, you’re
watching this video likely because you’ve been involved in a car accident recently and
it might be under that 30 days, it might even be a little bit over that 30 days, and you
probably have a lot of questions about what to do next. Which is fine, because you can
give me a call and I can answer those questions. You can reach me here at the firm at 1-800-800-9797.
I help clients with their no-fault applications every day and I’d be more than happy to
help you with yours. Once again, my name is Jonathan Macri and I really want to thank
you for taking the time to watch today.