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Uber/Lyft Accidents

Uber/LyftCompanies like Uber and Lyft are part of the new wave of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) that may soon completely marginalize the traditional taxi industry. Although the ridesharing industry has significantly lowered the cost of intra-city travel for people without access to their own vehicle, it has introduced new complications as well.

TNC drivers are not as well-trained as their taxi driver counterparts, and accidents are not terribly uncommon. When this happens, the legal situation can become complex very quickly,  because they potentially involve three different insurance policies – the driver’s commercial insurance (through Uber or Lyft), the driver’s personal insurance and the other driver’s personal insurance.

What to Do After a Ridesharing Accident

The steps to take after a ridesharing accident are more or less the same as the steps you should take after any accident that might generate a personal injury claim, including:

  • Seek medical treatment ASAP. Part of the reason for this is to generate evidence for your claim.
  • Contact the police and make sure they fill out a police report. This is likely to happen without your initiative under most circumstances.
  • Collect driver’s license, phone number, and insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident
  • Obtain names and phone numbers of any witnesses
  • Photograph the scene of the accident with your cell phone
  • Contact a competent personal injury attorney
  • Do not speak to any insurance adjusters – refer them to your attorney instead.

If you were seriously injured, you will of course have to skip or delay some of these steps.

Client Testimonial

“You and your staff are tops in our book. We sincerely appreciate everything you have done, and keeping us so informed with evening and weekend calls. You are so excellent at your profession and it was clearly demonstrated in what you did for us. You thoroughly enjoy your job!”

– C. & J. Gottbehut

Kinds of Personal Injury Claims We Typically Handle

Below is a list of some of the types of traffic accident cases we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I claim against my own no-fault insurance policy if the app was on and I had no assignment?

Probably not, because most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage for commercial activities. As long as you were driving with the app on, your activity would be considered “commercial.” Check your policy language to confirm its coverage.

What does Uber insurance cover?

Uber insurance covers:

On assignment:

  • $1.25 million in personal liability per accident
  • $1.25 million in underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) up to $50,000 for each occupant, regardless of fault

App on, no assignments:

  • $75,000 per injury/$150,000 per accident/$25,000 property damage
  • $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident uninsured motorist insurance
  • PIP protection up to $50,000

What does Lyft insurance cover?

Lyft insurance covers the following:

On assignment:

  • $1 million in liability per accident
  • $1 million in underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage

App on, no assignments:

  • $50,000 per person, $100,00 per accident, $25,000 property damage

Are there any gaps in insurance coverage?

Coverage loopholes in Uber, Lyft, and most personal insurance policies include the following:

  • Damage to a ridesharing driver’s car due to an accident that occurred while his app was on with no current assignments (depending on circumstances, the other driver’s insurance might cover these damages)
  • Personal injury to a ridesharing driver without an assignment, if the accident was the ridesharing driver’s fault

Can I still file a claim if the accident was partly my fault?

Yes, as long as the accident was not completely your fault. Under New York’s “pure comparative fault” system, you are entitled to some damages (discounted by your degree of fault) even if you were mostly at fault. Keep in mind that the other driver can also sue you as well, and you might end up with a net loss.

I suspect that my driver was intoxicated. Can I add punitive damages to my claim?

Although it is possible to receive punitive damages under New York law in certain circumstances, insurance companies are not obligated to pay these damages. Consequently, you might not be able to collect punitive damages unless the driver can pay them out of his own pocket. Since ridesharing jobs are relatively low-paid, it is unlikely that an Uber or Lyft driver could afford to pay punitive damages out of their own pocket.

What are pain and suffering damages?

Pain and suffering damage compensate you for the physical suffering that you experienced as a result of your personal injury. Unlike punitive damages, these types of damages are commonly awarded, and in some cases they might far exceed the amount of medical expense reimbursement.

Who files the claim if the accident victim dies from his injuries?

In this case, a wrongful death claim is appropriate. It must be filed by the personal representative of the victim’s probate estate – the person named in the victim’s last will and testament or appointed by the probate court. The personal representative must distribute these damages appropriately after they are awarded.

Our Reputation

  1. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy has been showered with awards since shortly after its founding. Some of the more prominent honors bestowed upon our firm and its members include:
  • Ranked among “Best Law Firm” in Albany by U.S. News
  • “AV Preeminent” ratings from the industry standard Martindale Hubbell legal directory
  • Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum for personal injury lawyers, representing fewer that one percent of all U.S. lawyers
  • 10.0 rating by the AVVO legal rating service

Turn Time into Your Friend Instead of Your Enemy

The reality of personal injury law is that a personal injury claim is usually at its strongest shortly after it arises. It’s not only the statute of limitations deadline that matters – witness memories, for example, are freshest soon after the event. It is in your interest to secure expert legal representation as soon as possible after your accident.

If you suffered an injury in a ridesharing accident in the state of New York, and if you suspect that someone other than yourself may be responsible for the accident, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation.

As a Cancer Patient, What Does Lavern’s Law Do for You?

Lavern’s Law Lawyers Serving Cancer Patients in New York State

gavel and stethescopeHave you been diagnosed with a form of cancer?  Is it possible that you were previously misdiagnosed about your cancerous condition?  If the answer is yes, our law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is prepared to assist you, diligently seeking to fight to preserve your rights and to receive the justice that you rightly deserve.

What is the So-called Lavern’s Law?

After the passage in the Assembly and the New York State Senate, the Governor of the State of New York signed into law what’s known as the “Lavern’s Law.”  Essentially, what this new law does is extend the time period for late cancer diagnosis victims to bring a legal action.  In effect, it is a “discovery” rule.

Who is Lavern?

The new “Lavern’s Law” was named after a Bronx resident, one Lavern Wilkinson who happened to pass away in 2013, at the young age of 41.  Wilkerson passed away due to what was believed to be a treatable form of lung cancer.  It was reported in the New York Times that, in 2010, doctors did not catch a curious, two centimeter mass upon her right lung.  (The New York Times wrote many editorials advocating for the passage of new legislation.)  

She returned to Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn in 2012, due to her experiencing a chronic cough.  The hospital performed an X-ray, and what resulted was frightening.  The X-ray revealed that cancer had now spread throughout her entire body.  When Wilkerson learned of the cancer, and the doctor’s initial error, it was too late to take legal action, because by then the statute of limitation period had run its full course.  
       

What Was the Law before the Lavern’s Law Was Enacted?

Prior to the adoption of the Lavern’s Law, when a doctor missed a diagnosis of cancer, there would be just 2 ½ years to bring a legal action against the doctor for medical malpractice.  Even though 2 ½ years seems like a long period, in actuality it is not.

It happens where a patient doesn’t discover that the doctor missed the cancer diagnosis until months later, or even years later.  Generally, cancer is a slow growing disease.  A misdiagnosis means that the disease will continue to grow without the patient being aware of it.  Sadly, a misdiagnosis can lead to the patient’s death.

A senate bill sponsor of Lavern’s Law was John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse).  DeFrancisco, who was also a long-time trial lawyer, had said that, with the vast majority of cases where a cancerous mass had been found but not disclosed, the statute of limitations had run out prior to the patient being able to bring a lawsuit.

Trial Lawyers Versus Hospitals

Throughout the political process, Lavern’s Law was strongly divided by two distinct sides.  The trial lawyers called the bill “fair play.”  The deep-pocketed medical establishment, such as the hospitals and medical societies, sought to block the measure at every step along the way.  The opposition was predicting that some doctors were likely to leave the state, and that insurance rates would skyrocket.  Further, the medical establishment averred that many of the states had similar laws in place as previously existed in New York, and these states also have placed caps on pain and suffering awards and limitations on the total damages that can be awarded.

According to the New York Daily News, certain groups went even further.  The New York Medical Society expressed that it was “extremely concerned about the ultimate impact to New Yorkers’ access to care” if the new bill was to be signed into law.  Additional hyperbole was cast.  The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York complained that “at the behest of the trial lawyers, lawmakers in Albany have laid the groundwork to turn New York’s medical care crises into a full-blown catastrophe.”

Concerning the legislation, the New York Times reported that “The bill guards the interests of patients who might otherwise be frozen out of seeking just compensation simply because they had no way of knowing that a grave diagnostic error had been made.”

According to the New York Law Journal, the president of the New York Trial Lawyers Association, stated the following concerning Lavern’s Law:  “Lavern’s Law is the result of an extremely committed coalition of advocates, courageous patients and their families and others who came together to address injustice.  We will continue to work across New York to make our state fairer, safer and more equitable for New Yorkers of all walks of life.”

A Change in the Law – Lavern’s Law

There was a dramatic change in the law, upon the adoption of Lavern’s Law.  As of today, the measurement of time is very different.  Now, it is 2 ½ years from the point in time that the patient discovers the missed diagnosis.  This is up to a maximum of 7 years from the date of the patient’s last treatment.  This change in the law makes a huge difference for patients and their families.  Now, otherwise barred claims can still be brought against the doctor who misdiagnosed the patient.

In accordance with the new law, if the misdiagnosis occurred during the period ten months prior to the enactment of the new law, then they have 6 months (after enactment) to bring a lawsuit.
 

Contact the Law Firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Concerning Lavern’s Law

Being informed that you have cancer can be one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have.  As we are all aware, it is critical and extremely important to discover that you indeed have a cancerous disease as soon as possible.  You cannot receive the necessary medical treatment if you have not been properly diagnosed with the disease.  

Have you been possibly misdiagnosed about a cancerous disease?  If so, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy can assist you.  To discover the ways our law firm can assist you, contact us immediately through our contact form online, or by dialing 518-380-2597 today.

Capital District Trial Lawyers Association Names New Officers for 2018

The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association in Albany, New York, named its new officers for 2018.

The association elected Meghan Keenholts, Esq. as its president.  Mrs. Keenholts is a partner with E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP a personal injury and criminal defense law firm with offices in Albany, Troy, Saratoga and Latham.

Also elected were:  Laura Jordan, Esq., Powers & Santola, LLP, vice president; Kathleen Barclay, Esq., Maguire Cardona, PC, treasurer; and William Little, Esq., Teresi & Little, PLLC, secretary.

Each will serve a one-year term through 2018.

The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association has more than 500 attorney members.  The organization is an accredited provider of continuing legal education seminars and hosts an annual dinner to honor Capital District judges and trial attorneys who exemplify the standards of excellence demonstrated by the organization’s founding members. More information is available at www.cdtlany.com.

Who Is Liable for an Icy Parking Lot Slip and Fall?

New York State Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys

slip and fall in parking lotNew York winters can be especially long and brutal. If you’re injured in a slip-and-fall caused by icy, snowy conditions in a parking lot that hasn’t been properly maintained during winter weather, you need to know your rights.

It’s not unusual for New York residents, tourists, and visitors to slip and fall on icy, snowy parking lots during the winter. If you slip and fall while walking to or from your car in a parking lot, or on a sidewalk at a shopping center or mall, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Reasonable Duty of Care and Liability in Latham

Property owners and property maintenance staff in New York have a reasonable duty of care to make sure that premises are safe, especially when those premises are open to the public. In the harsh New York winter, this means that property owners and maintenance staff have an obligation to keep parking lots and sidewalks clear of ice and snow so that members of the public can traverse them safely. If the property owner or maintenance staff fails to keep sidewalks and parking lots clear and safe, they can be considered negligent in their duty of care.

While property owners aren’t obligated to remove every trace of ice and snow, they are required to put in enough effort that reasonable care can be said to have been exercised. This means they’re required to keep their property clear of snow and ice to the extent that a reasonable person would feel that all efforts have been made to keep the property safe. Even if snow and ice have been removed or treated, the owner still has a responsibility to make sure that these efforts have resulted in safe conditions.

The bottom line is that liability can result if the property is in an unsafe condition, even if the owner has made efforts to clear snow and ice.

Liability When Duty of Care Is Neglected

If it snows and a property owner doesn’t clear away the snow and ice from his or her parking lot, he or she could be held liable for your injuries if you slip and fall in the unmaintained parking lot. But that’s not the only way that property owners can be negligent in fulfilling their duty of care.

Let’s say, for example, that snow on an awning melts in the sun and drips onto the parking lot or sidewalk below, where it freezes, the owner of the property could be found to be negligent if someone slips on that ice, falls, and sustains an injury. This is true even if the owner of that property has made previous efforts to clear snow and ice.

Under New York state laws, a property owner doesn’t necessarily need to have been made aware of a dangerous condition on the property in order to be held liable. In Figueroa v. Lazarus Burman Associates, the plaintiff sustained injuries due to a slip-and-fall in an icy parking lot, and the defendant was found to have made insufficient efforts to clear snow from the property in question. While the defendant had made some efforts to clear snow and ice, the court found that the lot was still negligently cleared, because the defendant allowed unsafe conditions to remain.

The court further ruled that it wasn’t necessary for the defendant to have received notice of the dangerous conditions beforehand in order to be held liable, since the defendant had contributed to the creation of those dangerous conditions when they failed to exercise their reasonable duty of care in clearing the lot.

However, in order for a property owner to be held liable for dangerous conditions in an icy, snowy parking lot, he must be able to reasonably foresee that the dangerous conditions represent a threat to the public. For example, if you were to enter an icy, snowy commercial parking lot very late at night or very early in the morning, outside of business hours, you may not be able to hold the property owners liable for a slip-and-fall injury. The court might find that those owners could not have reasonably foreseen your presence on the property at such a time, and therefore, they didn’t have a reasonable duty of care to create safe conditions on the property.

Another circumstance under which a property owner might not be held liable for slip-and-fall injuries in a parking lot or other property would be when the snow is actually still falling. New York property liability laws typically use the storm in progress doctrine, which holds that property owners are not liable for unsafe conditions that occur while a storm is still in progress. Any unsafe or slippery conditions that come about due to a storm in progress are not the property owner’s responsibility; she has a reasonable duty of care to restore the property to a safe condition within a reasonable amount of time after the storm has come to an end.

How long does the property owner have to clear the snow and ice away after the storm has ended? That’s usually up to a jury, although previous court decisions have found that property owners are not liable for injuries that occur on their properties during lulls in a storm, or within 45 minutes after the end of a storm.

Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall in New York due to ice and snow in a parking lot, you may be entitled to damages. Our personal injury attorneys can tell you whether or not you have a case, and if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

To request a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm, call us at (518) 274-5820, or fill out our online contact form to get started.

What Is a Fiduciary Relationship in an Embezzlement Case?

gavel and money embezzlementIn order for embezzlement to happen, there has to be a financial relationship between the victim and the embezzler. This relationship is commonly known as a fiduciary relationship.

Understanding Fiduciary Relationships in Latham

When two parties are in a fiduciary relationship, it means that one of them has an obligation or duty to act for the benefit of the other, at least when acting or advising on matters that fall under the scope of the fiduciary relationship. As a result, one party has influence and a level of superiority over the other, and there is a certain level of trust that is shared between them. One party trusts another to handle property, money, or other valuable assets in a reliable way.

However, simply handling someone’s money isn’t enough to establish a fiduciary relationship between two parties. A grocery store cashier, for example, handles customers’ money all day, yet he or she does not have a fiduciary relationship with those customers.

A financial advisor who manages a client’s retirement or other savings may also be said to have a fiduciary relationship with those individuals, as might a corporate officer who makes business decisions on behalf of a company. This is why embezzlement cases typically require the services of white-collar criminal defense attorneys. Usually, these crimes involve white-collar criminals and large sums of money.

Fiduciary Duty

Legally speaking, a fiduciary duty has the highest standard of care. Someone who has a fiduciary duty is called a fiduciary, and the person or organization to which the duty is owed is called a principal or beneficiary. Fiduciary duties are meant to encourage specialization and to give people incentives for entering into fiduciary relationships.

By imposing a high standard of care, the law seeks to minimize the risk of abuse of beneficiaries or principals by their fiduciaries. When an individual violates or breaches their fiduciary duties, his or her beneficiaries are entitled to damages even if the breach of duty caused them no harm.

Fiduciary Duties and Corporations

The primary fiduciary duties of corporate officers and directors include duty of loyalty and duty of care. Duty of loyalty means that corporate directors and officers can’t use their position of fiduciary trust to further their own private interests or make money for themselves. They must instead protect the interests of the corporation, and refrain from doing anything that would harm the corporation’s interests.

Duty of care in the context of fiduciary duty means that corporate directors and officers have an obligation to avail themselves of all available knowledge before making a business decision that affects the interests of the corporation. He or she must protect the interests of the corporation and its stockholders by assessing this information critically.

Corporate directors and officers have further duties when acting on behalf of their corporations. These include:

  • Duty of good faith. They must act to advance the corporate interests, to obey the law, and to fulfill their duties.
  • Duty of prudence. This duty requires a trustee to act with a prudent degree of care, caution, and skill when administering a trust.
  • Duty of confidentiality. This requires corporate directors and officers to keep corporate information private and not disclose it for their own benefit.
  • Duty of disclosure. The duty of disclosure requires corporate officers and directors to disclose information to stockholders under certain circumstances.

Fiduciary Relationships and Embezzlement

In order for embezzlement to occur, a fiduciary relationship must exist between the parties involved. The perpetrator must actually acquire property illicitly as a result of this fiduciary relationship. He or she must then transfer its possession to him or herself or to the possession of a third party. It’s not sufficient for the perpetrator to have access to the property – he or she must actually have used that access to convert ownership of the property for his or her own personal benefit or the benefit of a third party.

If, for example, a financial advisor transfers a client’s retirement funds into his or her own name and uses them to buy a new boat, that’s an example of embezzlement as the financial advisor has taken advantage of his or her fiduciary relationship with the client to illegally access and then take ownership of the client’s assets. The level of trust inherent in a fiduciary relationship can allow an unscrupulous person to take advantage of that relationship for his or her own benefit.

In order for embezzlement to be said to have occurred, this transfer of assets from the beneficiary or principal to the fiduciary must be intentional. This requirement is necessary to show fraudulent intent. If the financial advisor were to transfer the client’s funds into his or her own name by mistake, or because he or she believed the client had authorized them to transfer funds – when in fact, no such authorization was given – this wouldn’t constitute a breach of fiduciary duty or embezzlement.

In fact, a common legal defense against embezzlement is to argue that the fiduciary reasonably believed that the allegedly stolen property had actually been given to him or her by the principal or beneficiary.

When a person takes advantage of a fiduciary relationship to commit embezzlement, the punishment can involve fines, jail time, and restitution. The breach of fiduciary duty means that the beneficiary is owed damages regardless of the level of harm he or she might have sustained.

Trust is an essential component of a fiduciary relationship. That’s why some jurisdictions apply aggravating factors to embezzlement charges that involve individuals who can be said to hold a position of public trust. This would include public servants or bank employees – or when the perpetrator has targeted vulnerable populations, like the elderly.

Experienced Attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law

Embezzlement is a serious crime. To understand why, it’s important to know what fiduciary relationships are and why these relationships involve a high degree of trust. If you’ve been accused of breach of fiduciary duty, you need to contact our white collar criminal defense attorneys right away.

To request a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm, call us at (518) 274-5820, or fill out our online contact form to get started.

How Your Injuries Are Paid for After a Hit-and-Run in New York

gavel on top of moneyDealing with injuries after a car accident can be difficult enough. However, it can become even more complicated and stressful if your accident involves a hit and run. If you’ve been in an accident caused by someone who fled the scene, how are your injuries paid for afterward? Fortunately, you might have more options than you think.

Paying for Your Injuries After an Accident in Albany

After an accident, you could end up with numerous visits to the emergency room, doctors, physical therapists, and other medical expenses. These costs add up quickly, and you shouldn’t have to manage them by yourself if someone else was responsible for your car accident.

In some cases, there is hope. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries, which can help you pay for some of these expenses.

Proving Liability

In order to get compensation after an accident, you’ll need to prove liability, which can become a challenge if you can’t find the driver who caused the accident. This is one of the most important reasons to contact the police immediately. In many cases, the police can help track down the driver, so that you can file a claim against him or her for your injuries.

If the driver cannot be located, you may also be able to file a claim with your insurance company. However, this sometimes requires having Supplementary Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage on your policy.

In either event, it’s crucial that you consult a qualified accident attorney who can examine the details of your accident, possibly help you locate the responsible driver, prove liability, and get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Statute of Limitations on Claims and Injuries

If you aren’t able to identify the hit and run driver, and you have to file the claim with your insurance company, you should know that your time to do so might be limited. You may need to prove that you have been injured in order to get compensation within a certain amount of time. Further, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit against the other driver in New York is typically three years, so it’s important to get started right away.

Types of Damages

It isn’t just injuries that you might get paid for after a hit and run accident. The other driver could also be held accountable for damage to your vehicle, lost time from work, and loss of affection or companionship.

Experienced Injury Attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law

At the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm, our attorneys have years of experience navigating a variety of different types of accidents, including hit and runs. If you or someone you love has been injured because of another driver’s negligence, we can help. To request a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call us at (518) 274-5820, or fill out our online contact form to get started.

Who Is Liable for a Nursing Home Slip and Fall Accident?

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elderly woman in a nursing facility

 

Accidents can happen nearly anywhere, especially slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, that also means it can happen to our loved ones in nursing homes. The biggest issue with slip and fall accidents in nursing homes and other types of care facilities is that we don’t always find out about the accident right away. Still, if the nursing home or someone in the nursing home was responsible for your family member’s slip and fall injury, you could be entitled to financial compensation.

Types of Injuries from Nursing Home Accidents

When you think of nursing home slip and fall accidents, you probably imagine common injuries like a sprained ankle or broken hip. However, sometimes the injuries aren’t always visible right away, which increases the potential for the accident to become even more serious. Because our loved ones aren’t always able to let us know when they’ve been hurt, injuries can become even worse. Some of the types of injuries that can happen in a nursing home slip and fall include:

  •      Head or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  •      Neck injury
  •      Broken or fractured bones
  •      Tendon or ligament tears
  •      Spinal cord injuries

If you suspect your loved one has fallen, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Who is Responsible for Nursing Home Injuries?

In order to get justice for your loved one, you will need to prove that the nursing home or its personnel were somehow responsible for the accident. Proving negligence can be overwhelming, so it’s crucial that you have an experienced legal team on your side throughout the process.

Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide an environment that is safe and free of hazards. If there is failure or negligence in this regard, the facility could be held responsible for injuries. For example, there have to be clear procedures in place for making sure areas that are slippery are marked and that residents aren’t in danger of slipping and hurting themselves in those areas. The nursing home can also be held accountable in situations where employees are not properly trained or do not provide proper supervision of residents.

The nursing home can also be held responsible if the resident doesn’t receive adequate medical treatment after the slip and fall. Depending on the circumstances, the nursing home facility, the medical professionals who were responsible for treating the resident, and even other residents might be held accountable for your loved one’s injuries.

Nursing Home Injury Lawyers with Experience

Any injury involving our loved ones in nursing homes can be devastating. The attorneys atE. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy understand how difficult it can be to trust nursing home professionals with our loved ones’ care and then find out they were neglected or abused. If you suspect that your loved one has been injured because of a slip and fall accident in a nursing home, we can help you get justice. To request a free and confidential consultation with your family member, call us at (518) 380-2597 fill out our online contact form.