A serious car accident can leave you disabled, requiring professional assistance at home. Since a personal injury case can take years to settle, affording household help can be draining. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require a great amount of household help. A personal injury attorney can calculate what you’ve spent on household help into your damages and have you fully compensated after your case has been resolved. Until then, a personal injury attorney can help you receive some compensation for your household help as your case progresses through New York State’s No-Fault law.
According to New York State’s No-Fault law, you’re entitled to $25.00 per day for household help for up to 1 year after your accident. Understandably, this may not fully cover what you must spend on household help, which is why we will fight to have the rest covered. If you’ve retained Palermo Law, P.L.L.C., after being injured in a motor-vehicle accident, we’ll assist you in correctly filing your No-Fault application. The No-Fault application can be difficult to manage on your own, especially after a serious injury. Additionally, the No-Fault application must be filled out correctly within 30 days of your accident or you may be denied these benefits. We’re always willing to help clients recovering from injuries sustained in car accidents file their No-Fault applications correctly. We aim to make sure every cost associated with every injury our clients have sustained are meticulously noted on the No-Fault application so our clients receive the full benefits they’re entitled to.
For household help, insurance carriers will require a letter from a medical professional noting that you require assistance at home. They’ll also require a listing of the dates for which care was provided for you as well as the cost associated with said household care. This list must be signed by the professional who is providing said household care. Unfortunately, household members and family members who provide household care cannot be reimbursed under with No-Fault compensation.