Asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey

Q: I was involved in a non at fault car accident and my lawyer settled for the guys full car insurance amount of 250,000

My lawyer wrote me a check for 112,000 , and he took his 3rd and is holding 50 grand back he is than telling me that he has to check to see if Medicaid or Medicare are gonna take money yet my claim was paid straight from the veterans affairs , is my lawyer being sketchy

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: One would need to see the file to understand fully how your medicals were billed. If it turned out that there are Medicaid/Medicare elements to the billing of your medical services, those liens could take time to reconcile. It's possible your attorney could need to comply with the directions of public agency attorneys, if they were assigned (based on lien amount). But again, no one here could know how your services were billed, and what agencies (if any) asserted liens - only your attorney could outline these details for you. Good luck

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