When a San Jose woman was rear-ended on Highway 280, she suffered internal injuries and had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Doctors discovered that she had ruptured her small intestine, causing internal bleeding and significant blood loss. Her medical bills totaled over $100,000 by the time she finally recovered and was released from the hospital many days later.
When the client decided to settle her case for the insurance policy limits of $100,000, the Dunnion Law Firm set out to increase her net recovery by aggressively negotiating reductions in her medical bills. Her attorneys were able to reduce the amount she owed to only 13% of her original bills. Instead of finishing her case owing money to the hospital for her costly surgery, the client’s medical bills were paid and she received a substantial payout for her pain and suffering.
This case is not unusual, either. When someone is seriously injured in an accident, he or she often has huge medical bills that threaten to eat up the entire settlement. The insurance adjuster handling your claim will not concern themselves with whether your bills can be reduced. However, an experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate with medical providers to minimize bills and maximize the amount of money a client gets to take home. After all, it does little good for a client to receive $100,000 if they must use it all to pay their bills. Here, the client was thankfully able to pay pennies on the dollar for her medical treatment while receiving generous compensation for her pain and suffering.