Unfortunately, you are doing your father a disservice by handling this yourself. Your motives may be altruistic or even responsible, but you are well over your head. Your questions crosses over to legal advise. My advise is to retain a qualified and local attorney.
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As you can see from your experience, without a lawyer representing your father he facing an uphill battle with the insurance company, and besides you, he has no one advocating on his behalf. Please feel free to call my partner Peter Ross at 404-812-4300 to discuss this situation.Ask a similar question
You have likely really messed things up by being his lawyer. Talking to the insurer almost always guarantees a far lower settlement than he should get (on average 70% lower). And where Medicare reimbursement is at issue, a lawyer also may help by negotiating the amount.
STOP talking to the insurer and stop sending them records and see a lawyer before the case is damaged further.
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As the other attorneys have stated you should contact an attorney immediately, so they can attempt to determine the damage that is done on this claim.
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If you really want to help your father hire an attorney. Insurance companies make their money by denying claims and delaying the process as long as possible. Good luck NY.
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In addition to what the others have said, yes medicare must be dealt with. The injured party (usually thru thier atty) contacts medicare and has to go thru the red tape of getting the detail of what bills mcare paid. Medicare has to be reimbursed, subject to certain reductions. If future care is reqd, it can get even more complicated. If the ins co pays your dad, and medicare doesnt get paid by you, mcare can sue the ins co. That is why they wont pay now.Ask a similar question
Hello, that's terrible about what happened to your father, particularly since it appears that you live some distance from him. You did the right thing trying to help him. Now you have hit a brick wall with the insurance company & dealing with medicare is a major headache. This is somewhat complicated. The best thing to do is to communicate with an attorney experienced not only in personal injury, but also in health law, which I am & of course there are other attorneys as well. If you would like to talk about this matter, I would be happy to. I can relate to what you are going through as my own father suffered a rib injury as well from an accident years ago. I can be reached most anytime directly at (404) 468-4689. I hope you father feels better.
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Trying to handle an accident case without a lawyer will either get you #1. no money or #2. a tiny nuisance settlement. A good personal injury lawyer will get the compensation to which he is entitled, as well as negotiate down any medical liens to 10-20 cents on the dollar.
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I would strongly recommend that you hire a local attorney to help your father in his situation. Best of luck.Ask a similar question
The lien cannot be addresses until settlement numbers are know so in a sense you are correct; there are two separate steps. Real issue is with broken ribs, there is notice medical care; it just hurts. Settlement should be about 8 to 10 k on 2500 in medicals. Medicare will have paid about 1500 on 2500 so reimbursement is workable.Ask a similar question
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