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Does MWL's National Subrogation Recovery Program handle matters throughout North America?

How can MWL physically handle files in so many places throughout North America?

MWL is able to effectively handle your matters in all 50 states, Mexico, and Canada through a National Subrogation Recovery Program it has built over the last three decades. This program represents more than 250 insurance carriers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and self-insured entities throughout the country on all lines of subrogation, including personal lines insurance, workers’ comp, fire, group health, casualty, fidelity and surety bonds, auto, inland and ocean marine, ERISA, longshore and harbor workers’ comp, transportation and cargo, aviation, hospital liens, group health and disability, conversion claims, Med Pay, mistaken payment of benefits, and recovery of premiums.

We are often asked if we know of “good subrogation counsel” in various locations throughout North America. The answer is almost always the same: “No.” There are precious few lawyers who thoroughly understand subrogation who can put their knowledge to work for you where you need it. So, rather than settling for a lawyer in a particular location, we bring “good subrogation counsel” to the location you need them by combining our subrogation expertise and the convenience of local counsel. Our contracted local counsel do what we tell them to do and, more importantly, don’t do what we tell them not to do.

MWL is like no national subrogation law firm you’ve worked with before. With a local counsel network of contracted law firms strategically located throughout all 50 states, Mexico, and Canada, we are prepared to tackle your subrogation needs regardless of size, line of insurance, or venue. We are not your typical “file forwarding” firm which, in our opinion, does subrogation an injustice. Rather, we apply our subrogation knowledge, expertise, and experience as the industry leaders in subrogation and our local counsel serve as “boots on the ground” getting pleadings filed and attending routine hearings, etc.

Unlike file forwarding TPA’s, vendors, or law firms, MWL stays heavily involved with each file, from the initial investigation to settlement or verdict. Each of our local counsel have entered into a lengthy contract with MWL which specifies the detail of our relationship, in order to ensure that you receive the same subrogation representation whether your file is being handled in Hungry Horse, Montana, Horsehead, New York, or Deadhorse, Alaska.

What are the benefits of using MWL’s National Subrogation Recovery Program?

There are many benefits of using MWL to handle your subrogation files anywhere in North America. Here are just a few:

  • Free Subrogation Opinions – MWL will review your file and make an assessment based on the liability of the third-party tortfeasor, lien amount, reserve amount, and facts involved, and provide you with a written opinion regarding whether based on all of the subrogation technicalities involved, the matter can be pursued cost-effectively.
  • Subrogation Investigation – MWL plays a key role in conducting subrogation investigations whenever there is a serious injury or a catastrophic loss, by coordinating experts, interviewing witnesses and preserving evidence that is crucial to the success of your subrogation file. Our extensive database numbering more than 25,000 experts, covering all disciplines and price ranges, has been meticulously gathered and archived over the past 35 years, allowing us to recommend to you the best expert at the best price.
  • One-Stop Shop – This means experienced trial lawyers on the phone at a moment’s notice to discuss and advise you on a new file or status of a file, and one point of contact calling for authorization on settlement agreements. It means one law firm handling the day-to-day details of managing hundreds of qualified subrogation counsel across the country for you.
  • Instant Access To Subrogation Resources – MWL has an extensive subrogation research bank consisting of every subrogation case and issue we have ever countered. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel – we have answers to your complicated subrogation questions at our fingertips.
  • No Charge For Routine Overhead Costs – We believe that incidental costs and expenses such as long distance telephone calls, facsimile charges, routine duplicating costs, and routine postage expenses, which are ordinarily necessary in the handling and development of any litigation matter should be considered overhead and these costs are not passed onto our clients.
  • Experience and Results – MWL does not only work for you, we work with you, every step of the way and you will learn something new about subrogation with each file we handle for you. Our goal is to assist you in improving and maximizing your subrogation recoveries in the most aggressive, cost-efficient manner and to make sure you are equipped to deal with the defenses and roadblocks which will ultimately be thrown in your path.

Remember, you cannot spend yourself into a successful subrogation program; the only successful subrogation recovery result is one which is obtained cost-effectively.

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