Category Archives: Subrogation

An Earthquake Shouldn’t Shake Your Subrogation Claim

On Friday, November 30th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Alaska, approximately 10 miles northeast of Anchorage. Thankfully, the damage appears to be limited mainly to property loss, and a lot of that can be attributed to Alaska’s stringent building codes … Learn More

New York Court Confirms Strength Of Workers’ Compensation Carrier’s Subrogation Lien

Subrogation professionals are duty-bound to maximize a workers’ compensation subrogation recovery for a workers’ compensation carrier and its insured employer, who is eager to maintain a favorable experience rating. They dream about claims in which they demand 100% of a … Learn More

Subrogating The Northern California Wildfire

Fire-ravaged California is no stranger to the devastating loss of life and property at the hands of wildfires. This summer, a series of large wildfires erupted across California, mostly in the northern part of the state, including the destructive Carr … Learn More

SUBROGATION SAVOIR-FAIRE: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Oh, that it wasn’t so, but today’s world of insurance claims adjusting, subrogation, and civil litigation rewards the ability of one party to take advantage of what the other party doesn’t know. A civil trial is known as an “adversary … Learn More

Trucking Subrogation And The MCS-90 Endorsement

The MCS-90 Endorsement is an endorsement that is found in insurance policies issued to trucking companies operating interstate. This endorsement allows the trucking company to comply with certain government mandated public financial responsibility regulations. Specifically, the federal government mandates that … Learn More

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Subrogation: Simple Steps To Avoid Subrogation Traps

Iowa seems like a very simple state for workers’ compensation subrogation. Subrogation rights are set forth in a single statute – I.C.A. § 85.22. It provides that either the employee or employer can file a third-party action. When the third-party … Learn More

WHY DID THE PLAINTIFF CROSS THE ROAD? Understanding Pedestrian and Crosswalk Laws in All 50 States

Every year approximately 76,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when they are struck by a moving vehicle. Beginning in 2016, America experienced a significant increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities, and in 2017 alone, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths in … Learn More

Hector Salitrero To Present NASP Webinar On Overcoming Obstacles to Workers’ Compensation Recovery

Hector Salitrero, managing partner of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.’s California office, will present a NASP webinar on Overcoming Obstacles to Workers’ Compensation Recovery on October 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. (EST). This webinar will help you understand, and hopefully avoid, some of … Learn More

A New Era Of Automobile Insurance For The Wolverine State

Everyone in Michigan is financially frustrated with the high price of automobile insurance. Recently, Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan, along with eight other motorists filed a suit in U.S. District Court in an effort to expedite the elimination of Michigan’s no-fault … Learn More

Subrogating The Deer In The Headlights

One day last month our firm received three separate, unrelated subrogation claim files involving serious personal injury, property damage, and a death resulting from tractor-trailers whose drivers had swerved to avoid colliding with a deer on the highway. In two … Learn More