No-Fault PIP Arbitration Lawyers in New Jersey and New York


COVID-19: An Update

We hope that you, your family, and friends are healthy and safe amongst the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our firm has implemented our Business Continuity Plan so that we may continue to assist you, protect our employees, and prevent the spread of the virus in our communities.

Throughout the years, we have invested heavily in remote technology solutions aimed at maintaining our high level of service and communication in situations like these. We ask that you don’t change the process, frequency or type of support or communication for which you rely on Judd Shaw Injury Law (JSIL). At a time where our nation stands still, JSIL continues to work diligently, albeit remotely, to ensure our medical providers receive the compensation they deserve. We will have no impact in our normal response time and do not expect any negative impact on the quality of our services and support. If this in any way hinders “business as usual” for your organization, please reach out to Ivonne Toscano, PIP Intake Manager, to discuss options for helping you continue placing arbitration referrals into the pipeline. Ivonne can be reached at 908-209-7289 or ivonne@juddshawinjurylaw.com.

Using secure file transfer platforms such as Dropbox, our team can ensure your referrals continue to be processed and handled in a timely manner. Our proprietary software, PIP-App, along with our advanced technological remote integrations, eliminates your need to print and mail arbitration referrals and reduces the time and type of workforce required to send hard files.

In fact, by using this link you’re able to securely and privately send us electronic files without the need to create a new account and/or long and difficult set ups.

We thank you for placing your trust in us. We are working incredibly hard to be there for you in this changing environment. As always, we will work tirelessly to deliver the same dependable, responsive, and excellent service that you deserve. We are extremely fortunate to have very dedicated teams within our Judd Shaw Injury Law family. Thank you for your continued trust in our team and know that you are our top priority.

No-Fault PIP Arbitration Lawyers in New Jersey and New York

At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we know how difficult it can be for medical providers like you to get fair payment from PIP insurance companies for the services you provide. We want to help. Our legal team can review your patient files for underpayments and help identify instances of underpayment. We’ll even scan the necessary paperwork into our secured server and help build an internal PIP No-Fault workflow (or collaborate with your existing process) to establish a consistent PIP cash flow.

Judd Shaw has collected tens of millions on behalf of clients. Our firm’s No-Fault PIP No-Fault Arbitration Department has the talent and experience to obtain the money you deserve.

Judd is widely respected for his injury knowledge and experience. He understands medical providers and makes their priorities the firm’s priorities. Call 1-866-909-6894 or contact us online to get help now.

WHAT TYPE OF MEDICAL PROVIDERS SEEK PIP NO-FAULT BENEFITS?

Judd Shaw Injury Law personally serves a wide variety of healthcare clients, including:

  • multi-disciplinary practices
  • physicians and physician groups
  • hospitals
  • ambulatory care facilities
  • diagnostic facilities
  • skilled or certified practitioners
  • billing managers
  • supply care companies

Due to our lawyers’ substantial experience in the New Jersey and New York No-Fault Arbitration process, Judd Shaw Injury Law is often called upon to assist in navigating through the alternative dispute resolution process, including challenging or enforcing arbitration awards. Talk to an experienced New Jersey & New York PIP No-Fault insurance lawyer from our firm now to find out how we can help increase your reimbursements.

CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY THAT KEEPS CLIENTS INFORMED 24/7

Judd Shaw Injury Law also recognizes that you want to keep up-to-date with the status of your files, so we created a client portal that allows live, accurate, and current information, 24/7. Our clients can virtually view their files anytime and are notified electronically with “live” electronic case updates.

Security is important, and our system delivers bank-grade encryption to ensure your data stays safe. Clients are capable of managing all referrals, in real time, and in one central location. With search technology, a dashboard reveals critical information we know is important to our clients.

We find that our clients enjoy receiving our eStatus Update Notifications and it frees them up from requesting statuses or information on a certain matter.

COLLABORATE WITH OUR LEGAL TEAM USING THE PIP-APP© PORTAL

Until now, no other web-based legal software was designed exclusively for PIP No-Fault arbitration practice. Judd Shaw Injury Law holds an exclusive subscription with a PIP No-Fault arbitration software system that aims to redefine the way work gets done, address key industry challenges, and spark the true capabilities of the firm’s clients. PIP-App was designed from the ground up to:

  • incorporate bank-grade security
  • include a 24/7 client web portal
  • provide real time status notifications
  • integrate internal management tools
  • offer secure service and support tailored to the needs of our clients

NO RECOVERY FOR YOU, NO RECOVERY FOR US

If YOU don’t get paid on a claim, then WE don’t get paid. New Jersey and New York laws require the insurance company to pay for our attorney’s fees – and we never charge medical providers for our attorney’s fees or take any portion of your recovery. We do not take any percentage or fee from our clients’ recoveries.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR NEW JERSEY NO-FAULT PIP ARBITRATION?

When a PIP insurance company either refuses to make a payment or pays the bill incorrectly and the claim has been appealed, we will file a lawsuit against the PIP insurer to collect the money you may be owed.

As the Claimant, you file a Demand for Arbitration with Forthright in accordance with Forthright’s NJ No-Fault PIP Arbitration Rules. The demand could seek benefits over $1,000.00, which would provide an oral hearing by the parties. Alternatively, if the claim is less than $1,000.00, then the matter would proceed on-the-papers and without an in-person proceeding.

There is ZERO out-of-pocket cost for our clients. We represent medical providers throughout the entire state of New Jersey and have collected millions of dollars from insurance companies. If we don’t collect money, there is no charge.

Forthright notifies all parties of the arbitration with an initiation letter and will assign a Dispute Resolution Professional (DRP) from its panel to decide the issue. Judd Shaw Injury Law regularly appears statewide and before all DRPs in the north, central, and southern regions of New Jersey. For in-person proceedings, Forthright will set a date, time, and location for the hearing. The Judd Shaw Injury Law system will provide the information to you so that you know when to expect your date and the date of any arbitration award.

At the time of the hearing, the parties attend the in-person proceeding before the DRP and present their evidence. The DRP considers the parties’ evidence and issues a written decision within 45 days from the closing date. At an on-the-papers proceeding, the parties will submit briefs and a DRP will render a decision without oral arguments.

Our law firm’s process follows Forthright’s Roadmap, but does so electronically, which provides for faster service to clients. Whether you provide matters by hard copy or email, paperwork is scanned into our firm’s secure computer network, eliminating the need for follow-up requests for paperwork.

IMPORTANT NEW JERSEY PIP FACTS AND RESOURCES

  • The current fee schedule was adopted in January 2013.
  • A copy of the Physicians’ and ASC Fee Schedule as well as dental, home care, ambulance, durable medical equipment, and hospital outpatient surgical facility charges may be found here.
  • Forthright has been selected by the State of New Jersey to administer No-Fault Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) arbitrations under the State’s Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act. Forthright began administering No-Fault PIP claims in New Jersey on April 1, 2011.
  • Forthright now allows claims under $1,000 to be filed without an oral hearing, which means faster end dates and quicker resolutions.
  • A copy of Forthright’s Amended Rules Effective April 15, 2013, can be found here, along with an overview of the NJ PIP arbitration process and answers to frequently asked questions.

Judd Shaw Injury Law provides free, complimentary on-site consultations and assistance and can assist in executing your internal appeals process, which is required by insurance companies through their Decision Point Review Plans. Our team will monitor your files for the earliest filing date to help get your matter into the pipeline as fast as possible before the insurance benefits exhaust under the policies.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR NEW YORK NO-FAULT PIP ARBITRATION?

In New York, PIP arbitration claims are administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The New York State Department of Financial Services has provided consumers and insurance carriers with the opportunity for the conciliation or arbitration of disputed claims in certain automobile insurance programs.

In partnership with the New York State Department of Financial Services, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has administered the arbitration of such disputed claims on the department’s behalf. The programs in which the arbitration of disputed claims has been administered by the AAA include No-Fault insurance, uninsured motorist (UM) insurance and supplemental underinsured motorist (SUM) insurance.

In late 1999, at the request of the Department of Financial Services, the AAA also undertook the conciliation function in No-Fault insurance cases.

To a great extent, New York No-Fault law is very similar to New Jersey law, but with one exception: New York has a six-year statute of limitations, whereas New Jersey’s is only two years.

New York No-Fault arbitration is a highly effective remedy for medical providers. In some cases, New York and New Jersey may each have a recoverable interest in the same treatment, residence, insurer, or accident. For this reason, our attorneys are more than prepared to advise you of the proper venue for your claim and the basis for your recovery amount.

On New York PIP claims, we can litigate rather than arbitrate when appropriate, and we will do so under our No Fee Guarantee®—meaning you pay us nothing unless we are successful. And just like New Jersey, we pay all the filing fees.

It is important in NY PIP Arbitration of No-Fault benefits that all your evidence—including any documents supporting your contention—be submitted with your arbitration request, such as medical bills, police reports, and affidavits.

NEW YORK NO-FAULT ARBITRATION STEPS AND TIMELINES

One benefit of the NY No-Fault process compared to NJ is the end-game timing. Upon filing a Demand for Arbitration (also known as Form AR1) for PIP benefits, an initial review period takes place within the first 3 days, with a Conciliation Period over at 60 days.

In the event that matter has not resolved by way of settlement, the matter is scheduled for hearing and awarded within 180 days. Therefore, the Roadmap of New York No-Fault Arbitration shows how cases proceed rather quickly under AAA administration, from beginning to end, when using the AAA’s No-Fault Rules. Our involvement can have a positive influence on the arbitration process in terms of time.

If you wish to arbitrate your claim, we will file the AR1 and all applicable sections of this form on your behalf. Upon receipt of this request, the American Arbitration Association will attempt to resolve the dispute by conciliation pursuant to Insurance Department Regulation 11NYCRR 65-4.2 (b) (2) (iii).

If the dispute cannot be resolved by conciliation, your case will be forwarded for arbitration. In the aggressive pursuit of PIP reimbursements rightfully owed to you, we submit all supporting documentation, along with a table of contents and exhibits.

The Respondent insurance carrier may provide any defense and we will make our appearance at any oral hearing required. When the arbitrator declares the hearing closed, nothing more can be submitted for the case. The Arbitrator has 30 days from the closing date to render and send in the award. We will continue to pursue the matter until payment is made under the Award or settlement.

For additional information please visit the AAA website here. For further resources, forms, documents, rules, procedures, and frequently asked questions, please visit the AAA NYS Auto Insurance ADR Center Overview.

NO RECOVERY FOR YOU, NO RECOVERY FOR US

Judd Shaw Injury Law generates money by dealing with a high volume of PIP files and investigating each file to find out if money is owed. It’s possible to collect money on your old files. Our team reviews every file we receive carefully to ensure that we have all necessary documents and that the appeals process has exhausted, and then we seek every dollar you are owed from insurance companies.

Our detailed screening is required because if YOU don’t get paid on a claim, then WE don’t get paid. If our office has to file a New Jersey PIP No-Fault Demand for Arbitration against an insurance company, then state law requires the insurance company to pay for our attorney’s fees. We never charge medical providers for our attorney’s fees.