My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Maryland
I was involved in a motorcycle accident a couple of years ago that left me banged up pretty bad. I underwent several surgeries which my health insurance paid for. I've since recovered and now am at the table talking settlement. The health insurance has liens against me which were more than what my settlement amount is. This means that I'd get nothing.
My lawyer worked out a 1/3 split deal in which we all (myself, the lawyer, and the health insurance company) get a third. Sounds great! I received and signed a memorandum that detailed the breakdown of how much each of us would be getting. I received the check last week. Two days after I got it, the lawyers office calls me and says that they paid the health insurance company too little and that I needed to return the check so that they could fix it. This would short me about 9000 dollars. It sounds to me like they messed up and want me to pay for it. Is this normal practice? Why not just cancel payment on the check and cut me a new one? Why do I have to send the check back. They haven't even sent me a new memorandum with the new number breakdown. It just doesn't seem right. Am I wrong? Any suggestions???