Disability Payments & Lost Wages
If you have had a car accident in the Bronx, you are entitled to be reimbursed for lost wages from the No-Fault insurance company. Disability checks paid by the No-Fault insurance company are made payable to both you and your lawyer. This is because car accident lawyers usually charge a legal fee for handling your disability claim and making the check payable to your lawyer allows your lawyer to subtract the legal fee and protects the No-Fault insurance company from a claim by the lawyer for payment of the legal fee.
I do NOT charge my clients a legal fee for handling their lost wage disability claim. This can make a big difference to you when you have had a car accident, have been unable to work and have to pay your rent or mortgage, utility bills and other necessary expenses.
You can see the difference in the following example showing two disability checks issued to one of my clients. My client had a car accident in the Bronx and will be receiving several more disability checks besides the two shown here. The name, claim number and bank account number have been blacked out.
These two disability checks for lost wages in the amount of $2,000 each for a total of $4,000 were forwarded to my client as is with my signature endorsed, ready for deposit.
If I had charged a one third legal fee of $1,333.33, I would have deposited the checks and forwarded $2,666.66 to my client instead of $4,000.
This represents an extra $666.66 my client will receive every month!
Call Bronx car accident lawyer Phil Franckel, Esq.