In February 2020, Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey and Sappe LLP’s (FKC&S) 70-year-old client was crossing over a marked crosswalk on West Main Street in Wappingers Falls, NY. The defendant driver was not paying attention and struck her, causing severe injuries and multiple fractures, which required numerous surgeries and hardware. Before returning home, FKC&S’s client was admitted to a rehab facility and her medical bills exceeded $60,000. The negligent driver’s no-fault coverage was quickly exhausted, and they filed for bankruptcy after being served with suit papers, which stayed the proceedings.
To ensure compensation for FKC&S’s client, Steven H. Cohen moved the Bankruptcy Court to lift the stay on the condition that the client’s recovery would be limited to the available insurance coverage, which was granted. Therefore, based upon the lifting of the stay in Bankruptcy Court, the most FKC&S could recover for its client was the limited amount of available insurance coverage equaling $100,000.
Due to the extensive medical bills, FKC&S engaged the services of a lien resolution company to mitigate the sizable Medicare lien and, as a result, its client received some compensation for her injuries, pain and suffering. Limited insurance coverage and extensive medical bills or liens can create a difficult situation for a client who has suffered significant injuries.
If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence on the road, please visit http://www.fkcs.law or call (845) 897-5199 for a free consultation. FKC&S’s team of experienced attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve and can help navigate medical liens, which are demands for repayment that may be placed against a personal injury case.