Who is Going to Negotiate if There are Liens or Bills in Your Case?

In this article, I will discuss the issues of resolving liens in serious injury and wrongful death cases.

In an earlier article I talked about whether an injured person should hire a lawyer for his or her case.  There is an additional consideration that the family should make at this time: are there liens in the case and can we negotiate those liens successfully or do we need professional help?

Medical Bill and Insurance

With the current economy, many people cannot afford health insurance.  If they are seriously injured through someone else’s negligence, their bills remain unpaid or a state or federal program pays the medical bills.  If these bills are unpaid, or if a governmental program pays these bills, then the providers or the government want to be reimbursed for their payments.  Even if the injured person has health insurance, the health insurer wants to be reimbursed for the amount that it has paid because of the negligence of another person.

Negotiating for Underinsured

What happens in cases in which the medical bills are greater than the available insurance?

I have many years of experience in negotiating aggressively with medical providers and insurance companies.  One of the benefits in hiring an experienced serious injury or wrongful death lawyer is that your attorney can negotiate reductions in these bills, and that reduction increases the amount of money that you receive.

Your attorney’s ability to reduce the outstanding medical bills or liens is an important consideration when you decide whether to hire an attorney.