Subrogation literally means to "stand in the shoes" of another. In regard to personal injury law, subrogation is when a health care or disability plan such as an ERISA benefit plan, Medicare or Medicaid seeks to recoup benefits paid to a person who has recovered compensation from a negligent third party. The plan "stands in the shoes" of the injury victim, seeking a portion of the recovery.
In the competitive field of personal injury law, subrogation can become a costly issue. Properly handling subrogation claims can ensure that your clients obtain maximum compensation for their losses. At Magruder Law, our firm has successfully handled numerous subrogation matters for personal injury lawyers throughout the nation. We handle all aspects of subrogation claims, freeing our clients to focus on all of the other aspects of personal injury law.
A Thorough Approach to Subrogation Law
Handling a subrogation claim requires thorough knowledge of this complex area of law and acute attention to detail. In many cases, health care and disability plans have valid claims for a portion of a personal injury recovery. However, oftentimes they seek recovery for benefits paid for injury or wage loss not related to the accident. In such a case it is important to aggressively defend against the claim.
We investigate every claim thoroughly, carefully reviewing the plan language and applicable law to determine the validity of claims. We handle a wide range of subrogation law matters for a wide range of benefit plans, including:
Attorney Linda R. Magruder has successfully handled hundreds of subrogation claims for personal injury attorneys throughout the U.S. Having worked for two and a half years as associate general counsel and director of disability recoveries for the largest subrogation vendor in America, she knows the law from both sides, giving her the perspective to get the best results for her clients.
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If you are a personal injury attorney seeking the counsel of an experienced subrogation lawyer, please contact us online or by telephone at 502-690-6611. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, we handle a broad range of subrogation law matters for clients throughout the nation.