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Aug 18, 2017 by Brown Moore Law
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If you were in a personal injury accident, your hospital bills could be just the beginning of a long list of medical expenses. Your treating doctor may recommend that you obtain physical therapy, work with a specialist or seek help from a chiropractor. Obtain help from an experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyer prepared to help you recover compensation for your current and long-term medical expenses.
At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, located in Charlotte, we have more than 50 years of experience offering strong advocacy and legal counsel to accident victims in North Carolina. We are committed to helping clients obtain maximum compensation for the damages they have incurred. Contact our law firm today to learn how we can help you obtain a full financial recovery. We understand you are likely overwhelmed paying your medical bills. Our legal team wants to help alleviate any of your anxiety, while seeking to preserve your legal rights.
Our firm’s Charlotte personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of catastrophic and life-threatening personal injury accidents, such as:
Recovering compensation for accident victims has become even more complicated based on legislative changes for accidents occurring after Oct. 1, 2011. Medical expenses in personal injury claims are now limited to the amount that was actually paid to satisfy medical bills. Medicare, Medicaid and other private insurance companies are known to make agreements with health care providers to negotiate lower rates for healthcare services. For example, a car accident victim may incur $5,000 in medical bills. However, the patient’s healthcare insurance company may only pay $3,000 and negotiate with the medical providers to accept the amount as payment in full.
This new legislation has had significant ramifications on personal injury litigation. In the past, personal injury attorneys could pursue compensation based on the amount initially billed, instead of the lower amount negotiated by health care providers and insurance companies. Accident victims are now entitled to only recover compensation that was actually paid. Additionally, most accident victims are now required to also reimburse their health insurance (whether Medicare, Medicaid, or an employer-provided healthcare plan) out of their recovery for amounts paid by health insurance. These developments have made things even more complicated for injury victims to get compensation for the lasting impacts of injuries caused by the carelessness of others.
Protect your rights with the help of a highly skilled law firm familiar with the intricacies of this new legislation and legal developments. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we know how to overcome the obstacles threatening to limit your sources of recovery. We will work with you to determine if it would be in your best interests to hold off on filing an insurance claim as leverage to obtain a larger settlement or jury verdict. The circumstances behind every case are unique. We will work with you to identify the most strategic direction to take in pursuit of a full financial recovery.
Our top priority is to help you secure a full financial recovery for your current and long-term needs stemming from the personal injury accident. Put our experience and dedication to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at our law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina.