Right now, with the health insurance mandate going into effect at the end of March health insurance is a topic on the minds of many Americans. For most people, insurance is a boon, helping pay for procedures that might otherwise be too expensive. But for individuals involved in personal injury suits, things have become quite a bit more complicated recently.
According to Michael Alder, founder of AlderLaw, P.C., a California plaintiff’s trial law firm, Howell v. Hamilton was “a bomb that went off. It changed the landscape of personal injury cases in California. You can’t overstate the effect it had on personal injury cases in the state.”