I had an accident that was someone elses fault. I went to and was treated by a doctor that was in my insurance network. They agreed to accept what my insurance paid and
were paid by my insurance (medical not pip). My attorney contacted them for the bills; they sent them to him. In less than two years after my accident and with the case still pending, my account was sent to a collection agency and a lawyer for suit.
I was denied credit and found that there was a collection notice on my credit report from this doctor. What course of action can I take.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Your lawyer should be handling this. If not, you may want to consider getting a new lawyer. Since you still have this lawyer, it is improper for another lawyer to be advising you. This being said, why wasn't the bill paid by PIP? Otherwise, depending on the services, it appears that it would be a valid bill for payment by a health insurer that could be recovered by that insurer from any settlement.
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