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Understanding Liens Against Your Recovery

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People who receive a compensation check from an insurance company after a settlement or jury verdict are often surprised to learn that a significant amount of the money has already been claimed by a health care provider or insurance company that provided services or benefits for the health care connected to your case. These claims are commonly referred to as liens and they are legally binding. The attorney you hire to represent you for claims litigation should also be ready to negotiate aggressively with the lien parties to reduce the amount of money you pay out of your recovery.

We Reduce Liens Against Personal Injury Settlements

If you are seeking full and fair money damages resulting from an accident claim in Springfield or throughout central Illinois, talk to a personal injury litigation attorney at Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC. We fight aggressively to help you recover the full compensation you are entitled to, including keeping the most money possible in your own pocket.

We help people recover — and keep — maximum compensation in all types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including:

  • Car accident claims
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle, ATV, boat and recreational vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability, injuries from assault, dog bite injuries, and slip-and-fall injuries
  • Product liability, injuries from defective and dangerous products
  • Medical negligence
  • Construction site and workplace accident third-party claims

There Are Many Pitfalls To Handling Your Insurance Case On Your Own

Insurance companies often mail a check to the injured party, hoping to settle the claim as soon as the check is cashed. If you are receiving government disability medical benefits through Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, your retirement plan or workers’ compensation, cashing the check may mean that you trade in your government-paid benefits for paying the doctors out of your own pocket. These other health care providers, including government providers and workers’ compensation insurers expect to be repaid. Before you cash a settlement check that looks as if it is large enough to cover what you are entitled to, talk to us about your options. We will show you how we can help you maximize your settlement dollars.

Contact Us To Learn More

To schedule a free initial consultation, call our Springfield law offices at (217) 544-3368, (877) 671-5884 or complete our contact form. We offer free consultations and look forward for an opportunity to speak with you about your concerns, your claim and how we can help.