Whose Insurance to Notify
At William Mattar Law Offices, we know that New York auto accidents can be complicated due to the state’s No-Fault insurance law. Unlike some states, New York’s No-Fault insurance can have different requirements depending on each person’s role in the accident.
Before you apply for No-Fault benefits, consider your role in the accident:
- Were you the vehicle owner or driver?
If you were driving the vehicle that was involved in the accident, or if you are the owner of the vehicle, your No-Fault insurance claim must be filed with the insurance company for that vehicle. This applies even if someone else was responsible for the accident.
- Were you a passenger?
If you suffered injuries as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, you must file your No-Fault insurance claim with the insurance company that provides coverage for that specific vehicle. The owner of the vehicle also should include a notification of your injuries when reporting the accident to his or her insurance company.
- Were you a pedestrian or bicyclist?
If you were struck by a car while walking or riding your bicycle, your No-Fault benefits will come from the insurance coverage of the vehicle that hit you.
William Mattar Knows No-Fault Insurance
Our auto accident lawyers know there’s a lot to know about No-Fault insurance laws, and that there may be additional No-Fault insurance from secondary insurance. No-Fault benefits can include payment of medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses.
Whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist, our legal team wants to help you after your auto accident. We have years of experience helping people get their lives back on track after accidents like yours, and we’ll do everything we can to help you, too. Call us at (844) 444-4444 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.