STATE MEDICAL INSURANCE – ACCIDENT MEDICAL BILLS AND ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION
In Minnesota, there are more than a million people who are on Medical Assistance or Medicaid. State health insurance can be crucial to the health an wellbeing of many people. For example, people with a serious chronic illness are less likely to be working, so they don’t get their health insurance through work. For many people, state health insurance is the only way they can get medical treatment.
When someone who gets their medical insurance through the state is injured in an accident, there are several issues that some up. People want to know if the state will still pay medical bills when they were injured in an accident caused by another person, like a car accident. The answer to that question is yes. Although other insurance may be required to pay some medical bills first, state medical insurance is still also responsible for payment. This is true no matter how the accident happened and whose fault it is.
COMPENSATION FOR PEOPLE IN STATE HEALTH INSURANCE
If you are injured in an accident that is another person’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. When you have MN state medical insurance, your claim against the other person is a bit more complicated. This is because the state also has a claim against the person who caused your injury. Anytime there is an injury case against another person, the state insurance is entitled to get their money back that they paid for your treatment. The state still has to pay your medical bills, but they also get a part of any settlement. This is called subrogation, and it is required by law.
MN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WHO UNDERSTAND STATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
At the Rochlin Law Firm, our lawyers have handled many cases for clients insured through state medical insurance. We are experienced with car accidents, dog bites, slip falls, and many other types of accident injury cases. If you would like to discuss your case, call us for a free consultation. A lawyer will explain your rights to you and make sure you can the compensation you are entitled to.