Do I have to pay medical bills from my personal injury settlement or compensation?

Many injured people are fortunate enough to have insurance, and their PIP, health, employer, private disability insurance, or any combination of those sources pay for some past or future lost wages, or some past or future medical care. An experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyer will Do I have to pay medical bills from my personal injury settlement or compensation? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - baltimore_personal_injuryinsure that your jury is specifically instructed that it "may not reduced the amount of or your award because you believe or infer that the plaintiff has received or will receive reimbursement for or payment of proven medical expenses or lost earnings from persons or entities other than the defendant" such as insurance. [MPJI 10.8]. That's called the collateral source rule. Although juries are instructed not to consider collateral sources, that does not mean that medical providers or other insurers [not PIP] cannot be reimbursed for expenditures they make in the wake of a Baltimore car accident. Indeed, in most cases, those insurance carriers 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 in the wake of an automobile accident, reduced- meaning more money in your pocket. I conduct these complimentary reduction negotiations routinely as part of the package of services offered to my personal injury clients. I extend, also on a complimentary basis, an initial analysis and legal opinion to all my clients. Call me today to arrange a meeting. 

When do I find out how much my personal injury case is worth?

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Dictionary of Legal Terms

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Should I Go To Therapy After A Car Accident?

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HOW MUCH WILL I GET FOR MY PERSONAL INJURY OR AUTO ACCIDENT CASE?

In other chapters in these guides, I've explored in a lot of detail the various factors that go into determining a fair range of value for the typical personal injury or motor vehicle accident case in Maryland. One of the most difficult, yet one...