T-Bone Car Accident Case Review: Medical Lien

T-Bone Car Accident Case Review: Medical Lien

Specific details and identifying information has been changed in order to protect the confidentiality of the settlement agreement.

What happens when you’re t-boned and can’t afford the medical bills?

You call the experienced team at Silkman Law Firm.

That’s just what Mr. L did, a 30-year-old power lifter in peak physical condition, whose injuries could have ended his ability to do what he loved.

The Car Accident

It was late afternoon. The sky was mostly clear with puffy white clouds and comfortable breezes – in short the perfect early autumn day in Arizona. With his favorite music playing and the windows open, Mr. L was on his way home from a long day of work.

Heading south on 19th Ave, Mr. L hit the gas to go through a four-way intersection after the light turned green. Out of the corner of his eye, Mr. L saw a wildly out of control vehicle headed his way.

The car came barreling through the intersection, clipping a northbound vehicle first and then slamming into Mr. L’s rear driver side door.

With a loud crunch into the side of his car, Mr. L was banged around and had the wind knocked out of him as his vehicle was forced through the intersection and off the road.

Heart beating wildly from the adrenaline, Mr. L pulled himself out of his twisted vehicle and looked at the smashed in side of his car. He wondered how he even survived the accident based on how badly his car was damaged.

Due to alert witnesses, the police and emergency services were quickly called for help. Unfortunately for Mr. L, the driver who caused the accident was drunk and angry, unwilling to cooperate with providing his insurance information. And when the police arrived, they arrested the other driver, leaving Mr. L to figure out what to do next.

All things considered Mr. L was grateful. As bad as the accident looked, he didn’t feel like he’d been injured – just shaken and sore.

The next few days

Mr. L woke up the next day hurting all over and with deep pain in his shoulder. It also quickly became clear that he was having trouble moving his arm.

A couple of days later, he found out the bad news that the driver of the vehicle who hit him was minimally insured. While he wasn’t an insurance expert, he was pretty sure this meant that he would be lucky to get anything from the insurance company to cover his costs and his medical bills.

Two weeks later he contacted Silkman Law Firm

Frustrated by the constant pain and worried that he was going to have to have big medical bills because of the accident, Mr. L knew he needed help.

A close friend of his referred him to Silkman Law Firm because they knew that not only would we help with pursuing the insurance company, but that we would work the medical professionals to get him the help he needed.

It started with a referral to a physical therapist with expertise in working with accident injury victims. And despite the excellent care, it turned out that he had sustained a substantial tear of his rotator cuff. It looked like he would need surgery.

Understandably, Mr. L was concerned about his health insurance deductible and time off from work to recover.

The Car Accident Case Settlement

Between mid-October and Thanksgiving, we connected Mr. L with a trusted orthopedic surgeon who would perform the surgery on a medical lien (an agreement to wait for payment until after a settlement) over our client’s paid time off at Thanksgiving.

This allowed Mr. L to not have to worry about paying for the surgery and dealing with time off from work – neither of which he could afford to handle at that moment.

During the course of our work with Mr. L we not only negotiated his outstanding liens and medical bills so that he didn’t have to pay for any medical care out of pocket, he also received a five-figure settlement check at the closure of the case.

Our comprehensive service during his case allowed Mr. L to achieve the peace of mind he needed and get the outcome that he deserved.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, stop worrying about how to pay medical bills and living expenses and call Silkman Law Firm for a free case review.

2016-01-04T11:47:30+00:00 Jan 04th, 2016|Car Accident, Case Study, Personal Injury Law|