Personal Injury Consulting
Littman Krooks LLP has a wealth of experience in personal injury consulting for special needs cases. Our firm has a high level of expertise in strategizing how a large settlement can affect a person with special needs and what is the best course of action to preserve their government benefits. Adequate special needs planning will ensure that a personal injury settlement will supplement the individual’s medical, housing, and rehabilitative bills, and not cut off these much-needed services.
Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI and other government benefits are vital benefits that a special needs attorney can help protect while setting up the proper special needs trust, or supplemental needs trust, to put the settlement funds into. This trust can provide for more than basic needs that can help the special needs person for many years to come when set up correctly and managed by an appropriate trustee. Our New York special needs planning attorneys are experts at public benefits law as well as trust and tax laws that can greatly affect the livelihood of a special needs individual. We also consider the implications that a family’s estate plan can have on the special needs trust and the steps needed to take care of a person with special needs long after their loved ones have passed away.
Littman Krooks LLP has consulted for many personal injury attorneys and helped them with their cases. We are also mindful of the trend of clients suing their personal injury attorneys for malpractice when a settlement has negative effects on their lives. We are a helpful partner when you have a case with a person with special needs and want the best guidance to uphold your reputation and assets, as well as champion your client’s rights to a fair settlement. We can efficiently help you consider all the potential consequences of your client’s settlement and help plan for the best outcome. Contact us for more information on how we can assist you and your client with special needs.