The Importance of Hiring a New York City 9/11 Lawyer
Who Hires a 9/11 Lawyer?
9/11 lawyers generally work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they are paid out of the proceeds of a successful claim. At Pitta & Baione, we do not bill our clients at any point, and we only get paid if you get paid.
Due to the complexities of navigating the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as well as the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), many 9/11 survivors and responders choose to be represented by a 9/11 lawyer.
Do I Need a 9/11 Lawyer to File a Claim for Financial or Health Benefits?
Benefits under the WTCHP and the VCF are only available to those 9/11 victims who can demonstrate that they suffer from a 9/11-related health condition. Incomplete or insufficient documentation is the number one cause of delayed or denied claims.
9/11 lawyers have years of experience gathering and verifying the evidence needed to successfully prove a claim. They are also experienced with navigating complex issues such as:
- Navigating the different eligibility requirements (e.g., responder, survivor, etc.).
- Submitting a complete, accurate, and timely application.
- Proving economic and non-economic losses associated with your health condition to the VCF.
- Determining your eligibility based on exposure zones, including possible claims for people South of Houston Street (North of Canal Street).
Rules and deadlines under the WTCHP and the VCF change frequently. You may risk losing benefits if you are not aware of a chance in the law. The 9/11 lawyers at Pitta & Baione actively monitor program rules that we can help our clients stay ahead of any changes.
Faster Access to Your 9/11 Benefits
A 9/11 lawyer can help ensure you have access to your health and financial benefits when you need them. They will work with you to gather and verify evidence for your claim and if your claim is denied provide additional information or represent you in an appeal. If you are terminally ill, in rapidly deteriorating health, or struggling with financial hardship, you may not be able to afford to wait until your claim can be processed.
Call a 9/11 Lawyer at Pitta & Baione for Counsel From Start to Finish
Pitta & Baione is one of the only 9/11 law firms that handles every step of the claims process for our clients, from registering a claim to gathering evidence and medical records to preparing all application forms and supporting documentation, as well as amending or appealing claims if needed.
Notably, Pitta & Baione is also the firm that other lawyers call when they need a 9/11 lawyer. We represent attorneys who practice in areas such as complex securities transactions and litigation, commercial litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, criminal law, civil rights, labor and employment law, government relations, medical malpractice and, most significantly, personal injury.
Working with a knowledgeable and experienced 9/11 lawyer can help ensure that you receive all the benefits you deserve without unnecessary delays. Call Pitta & Baione at 844-982-2667 and let us help you initiate a claim.
I highly recommend Pitta Baione law firm. Matthew and Chris are prompt to return calls, extremely professional, diligent, attentive and compassionate. They listen to your concerns and don't stop working on your behalf until they get results.
From our initial phone call, we felt extremely confident in Pitta & Baione. handling our 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim. Their expertise and familiarity with the 9/11 VCF claims process was evident in all that they did to help us with all aspects of our claim. We consistently felt their commitment to us and we continue to consider them a valued and trusted source of support.
The attorneys in this firm were understanding, compassionate, took the time to explain everything that was needed. They kept me up-to-date with the progress of my case and did everything possible to expedite it to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who needed the assistance that I did
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Matthew and his brother Chris helped me get a settlement so quickly it took my breath away! They were both not only professional and knowledgeable, but they took the time to actually talk to me and get to know me, I didn't feel like just another client, but family. They helped expedite my settlement in record time, when I needed it most!
Christopher Baione is the Partner at the firm who assisted me with my legal needs. During a very difficult time in my life he was very patient, listened to my concerns, always had time to answer my questions and was available via phone or email. I hope to not need to call him again, but if I do, he will be the attorney I will be visiting. Excellent attorney. 5 stars from me
I thank you for your amazing services, very professional, respectful...my dad and I were very pleased... we appreciate Mr Matthew Baione very much and staff... we need good people like them to have a better world.
The firm is very professional, in particular the two Baione brothers. The staff that I had and conversations with were pleasant and very cordial. Most of all I was never confused on what was needed from me regarding my case. They have worked as speedy as I could have wished in helping me with my case. Good Group keep up the good work.
My wife tells me that we were rejected by two other law firms because they felt there was no case.than she found the Baione brothers.not only did they take the case,held our hands the whole time but got us the maximum we hoped to receive