Filing a No-Fault Claim After a Car Accident
If you’re involved in a car accident, either as the driver of your own vehicle, or as a passenger in someone else’s, you have certain obligations to ensure that your claim will be covered under the applicable “no-fault” insurance policy.
If the car accident took place in New York state, you need to file your no-fault claim with the insurer of the vehicle you were in when the accident occurred. To start a claim, you have to file a written notice of claim with the no-fault insurance carrier—also known as an “Application for Motor Vehicle No-Fault Benefits”—within 30 days of the accident. Failing to file your application by the deadline could jeopardize the insurance benefits you receive, including, but not limited to, medical coverage and lost wages.
The first steps you need to take following a car accident are extremely important. But they can also be confusing, or simply too much to take on if you’re also faced with serious physical injuries. Fortunately, you don’t have to take on the risk and burden of navigating this complicated system alone. Segar & Sciortino can help you in the early stages of your claim by filing the appropriate paperwork with the no-fault insurance carrier and helping you gain access to all the benefits you deserve.
If you have questions about a recent car accident or no-fault insurance claim, please call or text our offices at 585-475-1100.