Are My Medical Bills Paid Out Of My Personal Injury Award?

As discussed elsewhere, insurance carriers that have paid medical bills related to a 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 a Baltimore personal injury attorney should fill is as a negotiator of these liens.

An effective attorney often will be successful in getting the amounts claimed by medical providers, and in some instances, insurers who have paid Are My Medical Bills Paid Out Of My Personal Injury Award? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - Cash_Imedical 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%. 

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