You are entitled to recovery of all of your medical bills necessary to treat and rehabilitate your injury from the at fault driver’s insurance company. This includes prescription and other expenses that you would not have incurred if you were not injured. It is important that you receive a maximum recovery for your medical expenses, even if your medical bills have been paid by health insurance or some sort of other coverage (ex: Medicare, Medicaid). The reason it is important to maximize your injury settlement is because your health insurance or the government (if covered by Medicare or Medicaid) may make a claim against you for the benefits they provided under your coverage. You don’t want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck with no settlement or a very low settlement because of a medical reimbursement situation.
To insure you will receive a fair and full settlement, legal consultation is necessary in an injury case where your medical expenses have been billed to health insurance or covered by Medicare or Medicaid. You definitely do not want to find yourself in a situation where your insurance settlement is eaten up by the medical bill reimbursement.