settlement

Legal Bucks: Pre-Settlement Funding, From A Lawyer’s Perspective

Pre-settlement funding isn't illegal in North Carolina, but it's gotten a definitive side-eye from our State's courts over the years. Why the skepticism, and is it a good idea for injured claimants?

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part IV

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part IV

What happens when Medicare has a right of reimbursement that competes with other types of liens? Well, let's say that most of the time, it isn't pretty for the other guys.

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part I

The Great and (Simultaneously) Terrible Medicare, Part I

Medicare is great, but it can turn into a real bear when the time comes to disburse your settlement proceeds. It's super important that you know this stuff before it comes back to bite you; read on!

It Continues! Medicaid, Part II

It Continues! Medicaid, Part II

Yes, you have to tell Medicaid about your settlement.  Bummer, I know.  But does Medicaid have to put you on notice of its own subrogation rights?  Answers within! 

Spoiler alert, though.  It doesn't.  Double-bummer.

Tax Time: Is Your Settlement Taxable?

Tax Time: Is Your Settlement Taxable?

You just got a settlement for your personal injury claim.  Congrats!  But does the government get some of that money?  If so, how much?  Answers inside!