Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

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If you have questions about your potential case, you can find answers at the Law Office of Helene Mark. Attorney Paul D. Gentile has experience helping people after serious car accidents, slip-and-falls, truck accidents and many other catastrophes. On this page, you can find the answers to some of his clients’ most frequently asked questions.

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This is just a small slice of the information that you need when considering a personal injury lawyer. Contact our firm to set up a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential claim with attorney Paul D. Gentile.

Call (646) 891-1329 or send an email today. The Law Office of Helene Mark is located in Staten Island, serving all five boroughs of New York City and surrounding New Jersey.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Much Does A Lawyer Cost?
    All initial consultations are completely free. The firm is only compensated if and when we win your case. You do not pay anything upfront. If we are unable to obtain any compensation for you, you will not have to pay.
  • Will I Have To Go To Court?
    Most claims settle privately. However, if the insurance company is not willing to settle your case, attorney Paul D. Gentile will fight for you and if necessary, take your case to trial to make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve. You can get a better idea of what to expect when you sit down with a lawyer who can evaluate your case.
  • Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In New York?

    Not just anyone can file a claim for wrongful death. Only the following people have standing to bring the claim:

    • The decedent’s children
    • The decedent’s parents
    • The decedent’s spouse
    • A representative for the decedent’s estate

    If you suffer the tragic loss of a loved one, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death.

  • What Is Comparative Negligence?
    Even if you were partly to blame for an accident, New York’s comparative negligence law allows you to recover a portion of your damages. For example, if it is proven that you share 20% fault for the crash, you can still recover compensation for up to 80% of your damages.
  • What If My Damages Exceed The No-fault Coverage?

    It is common for medical bills and wage loss to exceed $50,000 in a serious injury accident. First, you can apply for Additional No-Fault benefits if any driver in your household purchased that optional extra coverage. You might also file a claim with your health insurance provider to cover any medical expenses that exceed the basic no-fault limit.

    Lastly, if another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you can bring a lawsuit against that driver’s insurance to cover the difference after your no-fault benefits are exhausted. For example, if your total damages were $110,000, your PIP policy would cover the first $50,000 and you could sue the other driver for the remaining $60,000.

  • What Is No-fault Insurance?
    After a motor vehicle accident, No-Fault insurance, also called Personal Injury Protection or PIP, means that your own insurance company must cover your damages up to $50,000, even if you are at fault or share fault for a car accident. It can also cover up to 80% of your lost income. Both New York and New Jersey are no-fault states.

Five-Star Client Reviews In Their Own Words

We prioritize your experience, and it shows in our reviews. Read through client testimonials below or call (646) 891-1329 today to start with a free consultation.

    "Worth Every Dollar"
    I've used Helene personally several times, as well as referring her to EVERYONE I know — she is AMAZING. My most recent ticket, doing 75 in a 50 on the BQE in Brooklyn — DISMISSED.
    - Christopher S.
    "Well Worth the Money"
    Ticket dismissed. Well worth the money. Helene Mark and her team made everything so easy for me and I didn’t need to worry. Definitely recommend her.
    - Kerryann H.
    "Ticket Dismissed!"
    Helene Mark was always on top of it every time the court gave me a new date for my traffic ticket I was fighting. She kept me updated because I would sometimes forget to ask. Highly recommend.
    - Joann D.
    "One of the Best Attorneys"
    Helene is one of the best attorneys in Staten Island, she kept me out of suspension for the first 2 moving violation tickets and got my 3rd ticket dismissed. I am grateful to her.
    - Former Client
    "Genuinely the Best"
    Helene has genuinely been the best lawyer I’ve ever had. My expectations have been exceeded beyond compare and I am extremely grateful for her. Words cannot describe the relief I feel.
    - Oscar R.
    "Very Pleased"
    They took the burden off of me of having to deal with any of the NY court services. The staff has always been responsive when I’ve had to reach out. Thank you!
    - Ciro S.
    "Outstanding Team"
    Helene Mark and her team are outstanding. They represented my son and won the case. We are very happy with the outcome and will definitely use them again without hesitation.
    - Sergey G.
    "Beyond Thrilled"
    Helene and her staff gave me complete confidence that my tickets would be handled and not to worry at all. I’m beyond thrilled with my choice to use her law office. My 2 tickets were dismissed.
    - Veronica W.

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