How to Reduce Medical Bill Payments

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Medical Bills

If you have been involved in some type of an accident, which has been caused by the fault of another, then you may get a letter from your health insurance company indicating that you must repay your carrier for the medical treatment that was paid for your accident-related injuries once you obtain some type of settlement for your case. So one of the questions that people generally have is, "can an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney help reduce this amount of money that my health insurance company says I need to repay?"

In many cases where our clients receive medical care and treatment, which is paid for by their health insurance company, we will get a letter from a third-party provider that will indicate that we need to repay our client's health insurance company from the proceeds of any recovery that we obtain on behalf of our client. The first thing that we do, once we receive this notice, is to send a detailed letter to the health insurance carrier or their agent requesting particular information that will establish the fact that they have a valid lien which will require us to repay monies from the proceeds of our client's case.

In a number of these cases where we get these letters, there is no valid lien and we do not have to pay back our clients' health insurance carrier. In other words, our client's health insurance carrier, or their agent, will falsely claim that they have a valid lien against our client's file and will demand that we repay monies to this carrier. So the first thing you want to find out is: do you have to repay these monies, or is the health insurance company claiming an invalid lien? An experienced Connecticut accident attorney will be able to make this determination and advise you as to whether or not these monies need to be repaid. We have been able to obtain hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients in situations where their health insurance carrier claims that these monies need to be repaid when, in fact, they do not.

In many instances, we are also able to reduce the amount of money that needs to be repaid to an insurance provider after we determined that there is a valid lien. There are also several other things that we can do to increase our client's settlement offer by virtue of the fact that our client has a valid lien against their file for monies paid on their behalf or accident-related medical care. If you have an experienced Connecticut injury attorney representing you then you could save yourself many tens of thousands of dollars that you might otherwise repay if you did not have the advantage of having a trained professional represent you.

Our Connecticut injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop their case. In other words, you do not have to come up with any money out of your pocket to hire one of our experienced Connecticut injury attorneys to represent you. We are only paid our fee and are reimbursed for our costs once we recover money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will have no legal fees and no costs. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on what's most important, which is getting better as quickly as possible.

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About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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