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Personal Motorcycle Injury

From: Blondee
Category: Motorcycle Accident
Date: 14 Mar 2008
Time: 10:42:05 -0500

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Received a settlement from the insurance company for the motorcycle but all my medical bills were put thru on my own health care insurance. Why do I have to pay back my health care provider

 

Re: Personal Motorcycle Injury

From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq.
Category: Motorcycle Accident
Date: 20 Mar 2008
Time: 12:50:47 -0500

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Sir: Your obligation to repay your health insurer depends on the language of your insurance certificate and the nature of the settlement. If you had an attorney representing you in the original claim you should speak to him about this. Sometimes an insurance company can recover their costs if your settlement covers past medical expenses that they have already paid for. This prevents you from "double dipping" i.e. getting indemnified from two different sources for the same expense. You should review your settlement documents and your insurance certificate and, remember that just because the insurance company says they are entitled to the money, doesn't mean they are. Please remember that this is not intended as comprehensive legal advice, nor is it intended to create an attorney client privilege. You should not act on this advice without further consultation with a personal injury attorney. Regards: Paul Ajlouny, Esq. Ajlouny Injury Law, P.C. 1-800-535-5029

 

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