If you have a personal injury claim from a trucking collision, car accident, animal attack, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, or any other injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to be careful about liens and subrogation.
Liens are a legal tool that allow medical providers and some health insurance plans like Medicare and Medicaid to be paid back from your recovery for your personal injury claim.
Subrogation is the ability of some health insurance plans to “step into your shoes” after they pay for some or all of your damages, and then get that money instead of you recovering it.
Some health insurance plans have a contractual right of reimbursement so that they can be paid from the defendant’s insurance company instead of you getting money.
However, not all medical providers or health insurance plans have these rights. Health insurance providers, in particular, may try to assert these rights when they don’t have them at all. When they try that, it’s fraud.
The bottom line is, without an experienced lawyer, it can be almost impossible to determine who has valid liens, subrogation claims, or rights of reimbursement.
The lawyers at the Miller Law Group have handled thousands of personal injury claims, and have over 50 years of combined experience in fighting not only liability insurance companies, but health insurance plans and others who are trying to take part of your money. Often, we fight more against that kind of claim than we do against the defendant’s insurance company.
The great thing is this: at the Miller Law Group, navigating these issues doesn’t cost you anything extra. Some firms will just leave you to work out these issues yourself. Our firm believes in going the extra mile to help our clients, so make every effort to get all lien, subrogation, and reimbursement issues resolved at no extra cost to our clients. Contact us today by clicking here or calling 919-348-4361 for a free consultation.