Are my medical bills paid out of my personal injury award?

As discussed elsewhere, insurance carriers that have paid medical bills related to an baltimore car accident, or the providers themselves, will assert a claim, or a "lien" on any amount you are awarded. One of the most important roles your Baltimore personal injury attorney should fill is as a negotiator of these liens. An experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney often will be successful in getting the amounts claimed by medical providers, and in some instances, insurers who have paid medical bills, reduced- meaning more money in your pocket. For example, Section 11-112 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article provides that a health insurer with a certificate of authority in Maryland must reduce their lien proportionally to the attorney's fees, to a maximum of 33%. The question of whether this limitation is preempted by federal law [ERISA] is beyond the scope of this chapter.

Black ice and personal injury lawsuits.

The American Meteorological Society tells us black ice is “a popular alternative for glaze. A thin sheet of ice, relatively dark in appearance, may form when light rain or drizzle falls on a road surface that is...
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