Another commercial vehicle crash on Long Island Parkways this week


“All westbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway were reopened Friday morning in Central Islip, State Police said. The lanes had been closed after a tractor trailer slammed into an overpass at 8:49 p.m. Thursday on the Manhattan Boulevard Bridge between exits 43A and 44 in Central Islip, troopers said. No one was hurt, they…

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TonaLaw Reflects on 17 Years of Helping the Injured & Wronged


The staff of TonaLaw, formally known as The Law Office of Thomas Tona, P.C., recognizes the fear and uncertainty faced by clients who are injured in accidents.  The firm’s credo is “We Fight For You,” capturing the spirit of founder Tom Tona, a lifelong Suffolk County resident, who, when not fighting for the underdog at…

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Staying Healthy and Practicing Self Care


National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The themes for NHDD week are: Monday…

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CRPS & RSD Injury Compensation


CRPS / RSD Debilitates Millions of Americans CRPS is a common injury type suffered from an accident throughout the United States and more specifically in New York. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs or extremities – the arms,…

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Are you a healthcare provider in New York State? Here are 5 No-Fault Collection Tips you need to see.


  When a patient comes to you, and they have been injured in an automobile accident, you will be dealing with more than just helping your patient.  Common concerns we hear from healthcare provides involve the following: Working with No-Fault Insurance companies, Independent Medical Examinations, Attorney Fees, Arbitration vs. Litigation, and the difference between an Authorization…

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After an Auto Accident Injury Case, What’s Next?


If you have recently settled a Personal Injury accident case where you were injured in an automobile accident in New York State, read this to make sure that you have been fully compensated for every aspect that you are owed.  If you were denied any claims by your No-Fault insurance carrier, make sure you read…

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What is an EIP claim?


SO MANY Personal Injury Clients are missing out on money owed. When someone refers to “no-fault,” in the context of automobile accidents, they are referring to insurance coverage for medical bills, lost wages, and other necessary expenses incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident. These elements encompass “basic economic loss,” and are often…

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The Difference Between an Authorization and an Assignment


Every no-fault provider should be knowledgeable on the differences between accepting an “Authorization to Pay Benefits” (Box 20 of the NF-3) versus an “Assignment of Benefits”(Box 21 of the NF-3).4 Although both will permit the carrier to pay the provider directly for the services they render, the remedies for bills that are denied vary significantly….

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Safety in the Snow


According to the US Government Department of Transportation, we put ourselves at risk when we drive in the snow.  Here are the facts: Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured…

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The TRUTH about No-Fault Insurance Collections


by Attorney Thomas Tona: Recently, I was out to dinner with two chiropractors.  Twenty minutes into the dinner, the discussion turned to the business of Chiropractic, where two issues dominated the balance of the night. Issue one arose when I asked the question, “What is your number?” Silence and blank stares followed.   I then…

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