What to do if Bill Collectors are Contacting You About Your Injury Case
Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video what to do if Bill collectors are contacting you about your Injury Case
Hi! Tyson Mutrux with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I’m talking about what to do if bill collectors are sending you letters in the mail, demanding payment for your medical bills, if you’ve been involved in an auto accident or some other injury case.
Now, the best thing you can do is send what’s called a Letter of Protection. Now, the Letter of Protection, so you know, it does obligate you to pay the provider back. However, in some instances, you don’t have to. So, if they’ve got a lien on your case, send them a Letter of Protection saying, “We will pay you out of the settlement when the case is over with,” and they’ll usually stop harassing you. Now, that will not always be the case. Sometimes what they’ll do is they’ll continue sending the letters. Now I tell clients, this is usually just a reminder, they’re reminding you, “Don’t forget about me, don’t forget about me, don’t forget about me.” Now, if you’re not represented by an attorney, just know they probably have already sent a lien to the insurance company. If you have an attorney, the attorney probably has that lien, and they’ve already received that. So they’ve already liened up your case, (that’s how we put it) and we’ll deal with that later at the end of the case and pay them out of it. The easiest thing you can do is send them that Letter of Protection. It will usually stop those phone calls, stop those harassing letters, and they’ll leave you alone. If they’ve not done that, and they continue to harass you, get an attorney involved. The attorney can usually help you out. Hold them at bay, and keep them from continuing to harass you.