Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WAFlag
because i didnt have insurance and the state provided me with some for 6 months for free do i have to pay the state any money or do i get to keep my settlement because the papers i signed to get state insurance didnt really say i had to pay them anything they just qualified me for 6 months
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Don't do anything until you retain an attorney. If you have received medicare or medicaid related federal or state benefits there is a lien on your settlement by statute and it is actually fraud not to pay them back. I am not trying to scare you. But, rather, this is intended to help you on several levels. Where you indicate that papers didn't "really" say you have to pay anything, it is crucial to your own interest that you have someone represent you and deal with all of this with your best interest in mind.
Do not hesitate to retain an attorney. The insurance industry's own statistics confirm that once an attorney is brought in to any claim, the value of the case at least doubles.
My office handles personal injury cases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. However the matters discussed above arise from federal law and are therefore the same in all states.
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