You have your very first court appearance. You're nervous and you don't know what the heck you are doing. For those who practice in small firms or in a solo practice, your first appearance in court is often by yourself. How do you avoid looking like a newbie?
Hospital lien claims are problematic for several reasons. Here are some considerations to take into account when dealing with these often difficult hospital liens, and keep them from eating up all of your client's recovery.
Under med pay coverage, you or your client can submit their medical bills to their own insurance company for payment under the med pay provisions of their own insurance policy (1st party coverage). This article will go over some considerations to keep in mind when dealing with med pay claims for reimbursement.
Many ERISA plans assert that they are under no obligation to reduce their lien claims, and purport that they are entitled to their entire reimbursement claim regardless of the circumstances of the case. How can you tackle these ERISA liens and try to negotiate them down?
You are at the point where you want to negotiate health insurance liens, and need to figure out what are the best ways to reduce the lien claim. This article will discuss some considerations to keep in mind when negotiating health insurance liens in personal injury cases.
For many attorneys representing personal injury plaintiffs, dealing with liens, claims for reimbursement, and unpaid medical providers is a massive headache that is taking over their practice. Done correctly, however, lien claims do not have to be an insurmountable endeavor.
Learn the key points for writing a demand letter and understand the nuances of this important lawyer's tool.
If you have any experience in personal injury cases, chances are you groan with frustration at even the thought of handling a case involving a Medicare lien. But if you start early, and remain organized, you can prevent Medicare from holding up your settlement check at the end of your case, which can happen if you do not have Medicare's final demand when it's time for the adjuster to issue the settlement check.
In twin cases issued by a California appellate court, the evidentiary issue left open by the California Supreme Court in Howell has now been addressed.
In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed two cases, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, dealing with cell phones searches and the search incident to arrest exception to the warrant requirement.