Health Care Reimbursements for Dog Bites
If you have recovered money from a dog’s owner after a bite, you may be surprised to find that your health insurance company is trying to get some of the money that the dog owner paid to you. This is called health care reimbursement. It is very common in dog bite incidents and in many other kinds of accident cases.
The attorneys of Millar & Mixon, LLC, are very familiar with health care reimbursement and the Georgia laws that apply to health insurer demands after an injury. We can help you to:
- Keep as much of your settlement money as possible
- Negotiate with your health insurer
- Reduce your stress-level as you cope with your dog bite injuries.
To learn more about what Millar & Mixon can do for you if your health insurer is trying to take some (or all) of your dog bite verdict or settlement, call us today or contact us online. We answer our phones 24/7. You can speak directly with a lawyer about your case, right away. Our initial consultations are always free.
Keeping More of Your Dog Bite Compensation
While you are in the process of negotiating a settlement of your dog bite injury claim or taking the case to court, a health insurer is likely paying the bills for your medical costs and treatment. The insurer – whether a private one such as Blue Cross Blue Shield or a public one such as Medicaid – will want to get that money back after you secure a financial recovery in your case.
While the health insurance company has a right to expect you to repay the medical bills that they paid, you may not have to pay 100 percent of the money they want. Often, as part of resolving your dog bite claim, a lawyer can negotiate a reduction in the amount owed with the health insurer.
Health insurance companies are also entitled to collect only the portion of your dog bite compensation that specifically was intended to cover your medical bills and costs. They are not allowed to take any of the compensation you received for non-medical expenses, such as money for lost income and wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If your health insurer tries to take a bigger bite out of your recovery than it should, a lawyer from Millar & Mixon, LLC, will step in to protect you.
Our goals will always be to:
- Limit the health insurer’s reimbursement strictly to the amount it is legally entitled to receive
- Make sure you are left with plenty of money to compensate you for your losses
- Allow you to move on with your life with the peace and security you deserve.
Contact Our Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyers Today
At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we are never afraid to stand up and fight for the rights of injured victims against insurance companies. Our attorneys are here for you.
We can represent you in negotiating with the dog owner’s insurer to get you a full settlement. We can also assist in dealing with your own health insurer in order to minimize the amount of health care reimbursement you pay.
Our services are available to dog bite victims on a contingent fee basis. This means you do not pay unless we secure compensation for you.
To learn more about how we can help you to deal with your insurance company and ensure your dog bite settlement or damage award actually gives you the financial support and comfort you need, give us a call or contact us online today.