Archive for March, 2011

Common No-Fault Insurance Questions

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

Regardless of whether you have or have not ever been in an auto accident, we understand that no-fault insurance can be somewhat overwhelming to deal with.

I have been an attorney for over twenty-five years and because of the difficult and time sensitive issues surrounding no fault, Cellino & Barnes chose many years ago to take care of our clients’ no-fault issues for them.

The most common no-fault questions we hear are:

  •      What is no-fault and what does it cover?
  •      Is there a Deadline?
  •      How much coverage is there?
  •      Do I need a referral to see a doctor?
  •      Is there a deadline for submitting medical bills for payment?
  •      What if no-fault denies payment?

We understand the issues surrounding an auto accident can be overwhelming. To learn the answers to these questions and more, click on no-fault insurance questions.

If you need to speak with me (Ross Cellino) or another attorney at Cellino & Barnes contact us today. 800-621-2020.


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Cellino & Barnes Bus Accident Settlements

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes worked diligently to resolve the following bus accident cases.

Settlement Reached for Wrongful Death After Catastrophic Bus Crash
Our client, a truck driver, had pulled over to the side of the road to take his dog for a walk, while our client’s wife sat as a passenger in his truck.

As our client stood in front of his tractor-trailer, it was suddenly rear-ended by a charter bus carrying a girls travel hockey team.

Cellino & Barnes Bus Accident Attorney, Richard Barnes, made a Zone of Danger claim on behalf of our client’s wife and for the wrongful death of her husband.

Read more about this bus accident

Wrongful Death – Confidential Settlement Reached in Charter Bus Accident
Our client was a passenger on a charter bus traveling across New York State. 
As a result of the bus driver’s negligence, the driver drove the bus into the bridge at a speed of 50-55 mph, crashing into the bridge and causing the bus to become lodged under bridge.  
Attorney Brett Manske worked diligently with the bus company to come to a resolution for our client’s family in this case. 

Read more about this bus accident.  

Bus Accident Settlement Reached for Injured 6 Year Old Girl

Our client, a 6 year old girl, was in a serious accident involving a charter bus in New York. 

As a result of this charter bus accident, our client sustained serious injuries in the crash and was admitted into the pediatric ICU for various head, orthopedic, and internal injuries. 

Cellino & Barnes attorney Brett Manske led extensive negotiations.

Read more about this bus accident

Cellino & Barnes – Gulf Disaster Update

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

From the Desk of Ross Cellino

The Presidential panel investigating the BP oil spill concluded that three corporations were at fault for causing the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. They include BP, Halliburton and Transocean.

The result of the investigation described systemic problems within the offshore energy industry and government regulators who oversee it.

The investigation concluded that the bottom line cause of the explosion was poor decision making that led to technical problems.  Each of the three companies involved made individual decisions that increased the risk of a blowout. Why were bad decisions made, to save time and money.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster boiled down to one single failure, and that was management.  This report is bad news for the companies involved. The losses and damages, both personal and emotional will be felt for years to come.