Georgia Health Insurance Reimbursement: After a Car Accident in Georgia, Who Pays? A Georgia Accident & Injury Attorney Explains…August 6, 2009
After a person is injured in a Georgia Accident and medical bills are paid by a health insurance company, the health insurance company generally has the legal authority to go after medical bills paid by the company.
Unfortunately, for the injured party, the repayment of medical bills usually means that the health insurance company attempts to take all or a portion of the injured party’s settlement or trial recovery. The health insurance company operates under the Georgia legal theory that the money the injured party receives was from the wrongdoer should go to the health insurance company first.
Due to recent Georgia and Federal court rulings and the rising cost of health care, many (if not all) health insurance companies vigorously pursue reimbursement against an injured party’s Georgia Accident and Injury Claim. Therefore, when resolving a case, an injured person or their Georgia Injury Lawyer, must look into the potential of being able to minimize or eliminate the amount a health insurance company ultimately is allowed to take from an injured party’s settlement or jury verdict.
When hiring a Georgia injury lawyer to handle an injury matter (auto accident, truck wreck, or other negligence) it is very important that the injured party have a discussion with the attorney about the attorney’s knowledge of Reimbursement.
At Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys, Georgia injury lawyer John Breakfield welcomes anyone with any reimbursement questions to Call or Email Us. Please remember that all personal injury and reimbursement initial consultations are free of charge.
About the author: John Breakfield is a Georgia Car Accident Attorney with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handles matters regarding those injured by the negligence and fault of others. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
This article should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.