If you have suffered a Personal Injury that required medical attention there is a good chance that you will be required to pay medical bills for your treatment, even if you had health insurance. When you believe that your Personal Injury was not your fault you should speak with a Personal Injury Attorney to see what options you have to make sure that you do not have to bear the entire cost of another person’s negligence. However, when your health insurance is provided by Medicaid it is even more important to speak with a Personal Injury Attorney to handle your Personal Injury Case.
When you have health insurance through Medicaid you should assume that any treatment you receive for your injuries will lead to a lien or claim for reimbursement by Medicaid. The reason Medicaid is able to claim reimbursement for their payment of your medical costs is that were it not for the negligence of the other party they would not have been required to expend anything on your behalf.
The are a number of reasons you will want the help of a Personal Injury Attorney when you believe there is a Medicaid issue. First, dealing with Medicaid can be a long and frustrating process, as it can take many months for Medicaid to tell you if they claim a lien and the amount of said lien; a Personal Injury Attorney will spare you the stress of dealing with this on your own. Additionally, a Personal Injury Attorney can attempt to negotiate the amount of the lien down, which will increase the amount in your pocket.
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