A lawyer can help with your settlement in a number of ways. First and foremost, a lawyer can provide legal advice and representation to help you understand your rights and options, and to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. A lawyer can also help you to gather and present evidence to support your case, and can represent you in court if necessary. Additionally, a lawyer can help you to understand the potential risks and benefits of any settlement offer so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to accept it.
Moreover, an attorney can negotiate with Medicaid on your behalf and may be able to persuade them to accept less of your settlement, thereby allowing you to keep more of your settlement money. A lawyer who knows the applicable state and federal laws and has experience dealing with similar situations will put you in the best position to maximize your recovery.