Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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Tag Archives: subrogation

Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

Posted in Personal Injury
Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common. Here’s the scenario. The lawyers agree to settle an injury claim. Maybe the lawyers reached a settlement informally and confirmed… Continue Reading

Four Tips To Consider When the Workers’ Compensation Carrier Has a Lien on Your Client’s Lawsuit

Posted in Workers' Compensation
In Alabama, if you are injured on the job then you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.  Each state has some form of workers’ compensation system.  As a result, the benefits provided to injured workers can vary from state to state.  Although some large employers are self-insured, most purchase insurance coverage to… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar Offers Some Great Discussion Involving Issues Related to Personal Injury Litigation in Alabama

Posted in Personal Injury
I have now been involved in several prior legal seminars that were planned and hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI).  NBI offers continuing legal education courses in numerous states, including Alabama. On one earlier occasion, NBI planned a seminar that brought together a number of distinguished Judges in North Alabama to provide practical advice.  Due… Continue Reading

Proposed Legislation Would Impact Medicare Reimbursement in Personal Injury Claims

Posted in Personal Injury
As I have previously written, it is essential that an attorney handling personal injury claims have a sound knowledge of reimbursement and subrogation issues.  Otherwise, the attorney will be ill-equipped to protect his injured client and maximize any recovery for that client.  Many issues and facts impact the rules applicable to each specific case.  For… Continue Reading

Effective Counsel in Injury Litigation Requires a Sound Knowledge of the Law Related to Medical Reimbursement and Subrogation

Posted in Personal Injury
This morning, the workers’ compensation attorney Jon Gelman had an interesting note on his blog about a recent Medicare recovery case filed here in Alabama.  Essentially, the case involves the United States seeking to recover medical payments made by Medicare on behalf of several injured individuals. The case raises an often misunderstood and complicated issue… Continue Reading