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I have Medicare. Will that affect my settlement?

June 30, 2023
If you're wondering whether having Medicare will affect your personal injury settlement, the answer is yes.

When you receive medical treatment for injuries sustained in an accident, Medicare may cover some or all of the costs. However, if you receive a settlement for those same injuries, Medicare may have a right to be reimbursed for the amount they paid for your medical bills.

This is called a "lien" and it means that Medicare has a legal claim to a portion of your settlement to cover their expenses. The good news is that your attorney may be able to negotiate with Medicare to reduce the amount they are owed, which can help maximize the amount of money you receive from your settlement.

It's important to keep in mind that every case is different and the rules surrounding Medicare liens can be complex. That's why it's crucial to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can guide you through the process and ensure that your rights are protected.

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Portrait of Attorney Jacob Hughey

Jacob s. hughey

Attorney and Partner

Jacob is a compassionate, no-nonsense personal injury attorney. Rest assured, he will fight for the best outcome possible for your injuries.

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Dustin C. Brown

Attorney and Partner

Dustin practices law for the individual because people need a strong voice in their corner.

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Over a Decade of Combined Experience

Our firm provides its clients with knowledgeable, personalized representation in the following practice areas: Auto Accidents, Work Accidents, Dog Bites, Premises Liability (slip and fall cases), and more.

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