Albany Personal Injury Attorney
Representing Injury Victims in New York. Hundreds of Cases Handled.
Our Albany personal injury attorney represents clients who have sustained serious injuries because of another person’s negligence. No one should be forced to suffer because someone else was negligent, careless, or reckless. If you have been injured by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim, or a tort, is a legal dispute between someone who has been wronged and the person who wronged them. Depending on the claim, injured people can recover the cost of their medical care, lost wages, and emotional/physical suffering.
Types of Injuries Our Albany Personal Injury Attorney Handles
Different types of accidents can qualify for a personal injury claim. For example, if you were injured by a car while you were riding your bicycle, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance company. If your loved one drowned in an apartment complex pool that lacked or violated safety guidelines, you could file a claim against the property managers.
If you have been injured by a car while riding a high-end bicycle, we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for the damages caused.
Accidents commonly caused by negligence include the following:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car Accidents
- Work Accidents
- Defective Products
- Drowning Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
You have the right to seek compensation for the damages caused, no matter the extent of the injuries or the kind of accident you were injured in. Our Albany personal injury lawyer understands the value of your damages and the suffering caused by accidents.
Understanding Medicaid in New York
Furthermore, many rely on Medicaid for financial assistance when paying their medical bills, but when you are injured due to another's negligence it may not be the best option. The application asks for a huge amount of the personal and financial details and frequently people don’t know what to put on the form. It's important to remember that Medicaid is considered a “welfare” program and that there are financial eligibility requirements. The threshold to qualify for Medicaid is low, so even a people of relatively modest means can be denied Medicaid and expected to pay for their own nursing care for some time before Medicaid will kick in.
A number of variables can affect a person’s Medicaid eligibility:
- Is the person in need of care married?
- Does that person own a home?
- If the person has a spouse, where does the spouse live?
- What money do they have on hand?
- Do they have life insurance?
- Do they collect a pension?
- Does the person collect social security? How much?
There are some common misconceptions about Medicaid too – number one among them is that if you own a house, and apply for Medicaid, then Medicaid will take your house. That’s not really accurate. What does happen however, is an applicant who owns real estate is considered to be above Medicaid’s financial eligibility threshold and is directed to pay for his or her own care. The person in need of care and their family is faced with making the decision to sell the house or find some other way of paying the bills.
However, the law allows attorneys to make long-range estate and Medicaid plans to help people succeed in their Medicaid applications and prevent the need to liquidate their assets on the fly as they are in need of care. These plans need to be put in place at least five years in advance, and if real estate is involved, at least ten years in advance.
If you have been injured, and are not eligible for compensation from the responsible party, it is imperative you contact our Albany personal injury lawyer to begin reviewing your legal options when exploring the possibilities of Medicaid.
Work with Our Albany Personal Injury Attorney
Schillinger & Associates, PLLC. has handled hundreds of cases, equipping us to get the strongest possible result for your claim. We understand that every personal injury case is unique, so we provide personal attention to every client while we help them pursue compensation for their losses. Our firm doesn’t just fight for settlements—we fight because it is the right thing to do.