If you do not have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or private health insurance coverage, then you have a legal responsibility to pay your healthcare provider or make some arrangement for payment. Your healthcare provider does not care whether another person caused the accident or not, they simply want to get paid promptly.
At Davis Law Group, P.S., we can often work out an arrangement with the healthcare provider to wait for payment, but this occurs on a case-by-case basis. It really is up to your healthcare provider on whether they want to wait or not. Their alternative is to file a lawsuit against you. Knowing that this costs more money and delay, we can often use these facts to persuade the healthcare provider to avoid a lawsuit and wait for payment until the client’s claim concludes. You may however have to pay a good interest rate on top of the medical bills you owe.
Do not ignore any collection letters from your healthcare provider. You should contact them and let them know you have a personal injury claim and that it is only a matter of time before they get paid. If you have hired Davis Law Group, inform us of any collection notices immediately so we can contact your healthcare provider on your behalf.