My lawyer just settled my personal injury case and now tells me I have to repay my health insurance company for paying my medical bills. I have paid health insurance premiums for 15 years and was never in the hospital one time before my wreck! Why do they have the right to get repaid?
Because the insurance policy you have almost certainly says that the company have the right to be repaid. That is part of the bargain you struck with the insurer – even though you never read your policy and no agent or representative of your employer mentioned it to you.
Depending on the type of health insurance you have there are several arguments that can be made to secure a reduction in the amount that must be paid back to the insurer. An experienced personal injury attorney will know this area of the law and will work with you to secure a reduction if possible.