Simply put, subrogation is when one person or party is put into the place of another. Issues with subrogation frequently arise when following an accident with damages, a person or party who is not at fault for the accident, pays for the damages. The party paying for the damages, while not at fault becomes the “collateral source” and gains the legal position of the party it paid for and thus is permitted by law to collect from the actual person or party at fault. The collateral source does not gain more rights than the party for whom it stands in for, and any defenses which exist against the party originally, apply as a defense to the collateral source as well.
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