Long story short, I suffered from a broken jaw that required a metal plate, a broken leg that required a metal rod to be put in, bleeding in my brain and 2 months of rehab. They never found the driver, I am on ssi and await to hear from medicare medicade government for a lien. Nationwide wont release nothing in terms of settlement until my primary health issues a lien amount (medicare medicade) my moms policy is for 300,000 for U.M theirs 3 on her policy me my stepdad and herself 100,000 each.. So that being said could my case reach a max of 100,000 for settlement.. Any advice is great thank you. Also once they come up with a lien amount does nationwide have to agree? My hospital bill is well over 360,000$
You might want to consider contacting a Brooklyn personal injury attorney to discuss this with. Most personal injury attorneys provide a free initial consultation. You could contact a couple and then go with the one you feel most comfortable with to handle your claim. Sorry you were hurt. Best of luck.
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There really is no advice that you can get on this site that would be of any use to you. Without a true consultation and a particular knowledge of the file nobody can answer the questions you have posed here. I suggest you sit down with your lawyer and go through all of the variables.
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This bill can be negotiated way down by a lawyer. I wouldn't charge a cent if I were able to handle the UM claim.
I have been handling Motor Vehicle Accident cases in New York City and Long Island for 12 years. It sounds like you have been injured very badly, and I wish you well in your recovery. Generally, if someone's medical bills are over $360,000, and all of the bills are directly related to injuries from the accident, and you were not at fault in any way, then I would expect to have the insurance company pay the entire $100,000 policy. It is very common for us to negotiate liens with medicare, medicaid, insurance companies, hospitals and other medical prividers, and have them reduced. Of course, every person's injuries and the particular facts surrounding the accident are unique, and I would need to discuss all of those issues with you in detail before offering you any advise on your particular case.
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