complicated legal issues that must be addressed by your personal injury attorney before any settlement funds may legally be distributed to you. Your attorney may also be able to tell you if the health insurance company is limited to recovery from a particular portion of your recovery – In all likelihood your health insurance contract contains what is called a “subrogation clause.” By contract you agree to pay them out of ANY settlement you may receive. If you fail to pay them their subrogation interest, they can file suit against you. An experienced personal injury trial attorney will be able to tell you if this is the case with your health insurance company. At times, your attorney can also help to negotiate a reduced reimbursement. At the Landau Law Shop, we have helped injured clients from Ashburn, Reston, Herndon, Ashburton Farms, South Riding, Great Falls, and Middleburg, Virginia negotiate and reduce these “IOUs” from their own health insurance companies, employers and even their workers comp carriers.