What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury suit in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury suit is three years for general negligence claims. There are shorter periods of limitations for other types of personal in jury actions. If you are injured by someone else you should seek a consultation as soon as possible.

What is the statute of limitations for filing a property damage suit in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a property damage suit is three years for general negligence claims. However, you may have a claim arising from a breach of contract or other basis that modifies your time limitations. You should consult with an attorney for proper advice.

How long can I expect to lose my drivers license if I decline to take a chemical test (i.e. breathalyzer/blood test)?

If you decline to take a chemical test, you can expect to lose your drivers license for one year.

Can a DWI be pleaded down to a non-alcohol related offense?

No. The State of New York does not allow DWI’s to be pleaded down to a non-alcohol related offense.

What are the three steps of the appeals process with respect to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

The three steps of the appeals process regarding Social Security Disability Insurance are as follows:

  1. A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)
  2. A hearing before the Appeals Council
  3. Taking your case to federal court in New York.

When will the Appeals Council hear an SSDI case?

The Appeals Council will only hear SSDI cases it determines were decided based on incorrect procedures.

How can I determine how much SSDI I should receive each month?

Your monthly payment depends on the amount you paid into the Social Security system. Call Attorney Wayne M. Chariff for more information regarding SSDI payments.

What does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation covers medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement should you need to miss work.

What are the three requirements for receiving workers’ compensation?

The three requirements for receiving workers’ compensation are as follow:

  1. Your employer carrying workers’ compensation insurance
  2. Your being an employee of the company in question
  3. Your injury being work-related

The Law Office of Wayne M. Chariff represents citizens of Binghamton with cases involving Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Civil and Criminal Litigation. Call (607) 724-3300 now for more information.