Legal Question in Personal Injury in South Carolina

I was rear-ended by a college student who was texting. My hospital bills are adding up and the insurance company refuses to make any payments to me (lost wages, pain, etc.) or the hospital. The insurance company claims they are waiting for my treatments to's been four months. Is there any way that the insurance company can cut a check to the hospital before the account is sent to collections?

Asked on 3/16/13, 6:32 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

John Jackson Law Office of John A. Jackson, P.C.
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

No and it is not in your best interests for you to settle now. You should wait until your done treating so you know what your total costs are. I suggest that you speak with an attorney who can then speak with the hospital. Good luck.

Read more
Answered on 3/16/13, 6:38 am
Robert Johnston Law Offices of Robert J. Johnston
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

As a Personal Injury lawyer, I've dealt with this situation countless times. The insurance company will not pay an isolated cost. They will insist on settling everything all at once.

My office sends the doctors and hospitals a Letter of Protection, with the understanding that we will only protect the medical providers' bill if they do not send it to collections. That is usually sufficient until we can settle the case.

We also have the main treating phycisian write us his/her prediction of future medical treatment and costs, so we can project the value of the case and facilitate an immediate settlement.

You are welcome to call. We can handle these type cases for any location.

Robert J. Johnston

[email protected]

Myrtle Beach, SC


Read more
Answered on 3/16/13, 12:44 pm

Related Questions & Answers

More Personal Injury Law and Tort Law questions and answers in South Carolina

Looking for something else?

Get Free Legal Advice

88953 active attorneys ready to answer your legal questions today.

Personal Injury Law and Tort Law Legal Forms

Browse and download our attorney-prepared and up-to-date legal forms from $4.99

Find a Legal Form

Featured Attorneys

Anthony SmithLawSmithLee's Summit, MO
Barry SteinDe Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & ZacharyMiami, FL
Timothy McCormickLibris Solutions - Dispute Resolution ServicesSan Francisco, CA
Find An Attorney

Are you an Attorney?

Earn additional revenue and grow your business. Join LawGuru Now