Will I have to pay back my health insurance provider if I recover damages in a Florida slip and fall case?

This is an issue that frustrates so many of our clients. Will I have to pay back my health insurance provider, Medicare, Medicaid or possible even the VA if they front and pay for my bills, pay for my medical treatment and then I recover in a slip and fall case? The answer is yes. In almost all cases you will be required to pay them back. What happens is whether it's health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, Workers Comp or even MedPay Insurance, they have what's called a right of reimbursement, also sometimes referred to as a right of subrogation. They actually have a lien on the case that occurs once there is a recovery in your case. If you don't recover any money on your case, then technically you don't own anyone anything. You don't owe them any money back, but once you recover something that lien then occurs. Now you owe them the money back that they've paid as a result of your case's injuries. They do have a right to get that money reimbursed.

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“The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again.”
MP
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“After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable”
DL
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“After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court.”
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