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ProfileAssociate Attorney, Personal Injury Duties: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Advise and assist clients with documentation regarding no-fault issues, property damage and personal injury. Maintain contact with clients by phone, email and face-to-face meetings throughout the duration of the case. Set up cases with liability, no-fault and uninsured/supplemental underinsured insurance carriers and maintain contact with the respective adjusters regularly while the cases are ongoing. Research legal issues involving motor vehicle, premises liability and other personal injury matters. Facilitate all investigation necessary to fully prosecute personal injury claims. Document the ongoing status of each case by use of a paperless case management system and establish an individual timeline for each case based on the medical status of the client and other relevant factors. Regularly review case statuses and identify issues that may inhibit timely case resolutions. Negotiate with the insurance carrier(s) in an effort to resolve each case by way of settlement. This involves reviewing medical records and the full investigation of the case in order to assess overall case value and insurance coverage, including individual research / analysis, as well as committee meetings to complete case evaluation. Prepare detailed demand packages for the insurance carrier(s) and then endeavor to reach a favorable settlement in each case. Evaluate and negotiate liens involving Medicare, Medicaid, other health insurance carriers, New York State Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Additional Personal Injury Protection and other entities. Advise and assist case managers in settlement of personal injury claims. Prepare Notices of Claim in cases with potential municipal involvement, Notices of Intentions to File Claims in cases with potential state involvement, Federal Tort Claims Act Form 95s in cases with potential federal involvement and infant compromise petitions in cases involving infant settlements. Appear in Municipal Law section 50-H Hearings, No-Fault Examinations under Oath, Infant Compromise Hearings in New York State Supreme Court, Mediations and Arbitrations on behalf of their clients.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be admitted to the NYS Bar. Strong knowledge of PC applications, Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Strong oral advocacy, writing and analytical skills. Ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines.
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti LLP
275 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305