If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision in Oregon, you probably have personal injury protection, which pays medical bills, but only up to a certain amount, and only for a certain period of time. If you have health insurance, it will probably cover these bills, but like your personal injury protection, your health insurance is going to seek reimbursement out of settlement or verdict proceeds.
Before resolving a case, we always make sure we have information about how much the health insurance is seeking for reimbursement. Often times, some of the expensees may be for care unrelated to the injury. There also may be a way to negotiate a discount on the reimbursement, which in some cases, can be significant.
If you have an injury claim and have questions about how medical bills are addressed as part of your claim, call us at 503 325 8600. We answer questions like this every day.