Personal injury litigation has become increasingly complex over the years.
Gone are the days when the only consideration in resolving your claim
was the amount being offered by the insurance company or defendant. In
today's increasingly complicated world, personal injury plaintiffs
are faced with numerous issues. Various forms of statutory liens may apply
to reduce your recovery. These liens include but are not limited to:
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) liens
- ERISA liens (Health Insurers)
- Medicare / Medicaid liens
- Hospital liens
- Workers Compensation liens
Statutory liens typically arise in situations where your insurance carriers
pay for some or all of your medical expenses and/or lost wages following
an accident, and the injuries you sustained in that accident were caused
by the negligence of another. If you recover compensation from the party
that was at fault, these insurance carriers may be entitled to reimbursement
for the expenses they paid on your behalf.
For example, if you are injured in an automobile accident and receive medical
treatment from a hospital, your health insurance (whether private insurance
or Medicare/Medicaid) will pay for some or all of your medical bills.
Sometimes after all insurance payments there is still an outstanding balance
owed to the hospital. If your injuries were caused by the negligent conduct
of another and you receive compensation from that party, both the hospital
and your health insurance carrier is legally entitled to assert a lien
over the proceeds of your settlement in certain circumstances.
Our attorneys at
Palmer Law Group LLP are experts at identifying, reducing and avoiding these liens when possible,
and working with providers to reduce the amount of these liens when they
do apply to increase your net recovery overall. Call to schedule your
free consultation today! We offer our services on a contigency fee basis, which means that
you don't pay any attorneys fees until you win your case!