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Q: If I don't use the money the insurance company gave me to pay my chiropractor bill, what can they do, what could happen?


Hi I was in an auto accident in Ohio November 2016; had to receive chiropractic treatment until January. The insurance company just mailed the checks to me 2 weeks ago. We are going through a very tough time, as my fiancé is off work from being hurt at work ( a process currently being worked out) well he hasn't got paid in a month, so I used some of the payment to pay my rent and eat. If we didn't have that money idk what or where we would be, but the chiropractor is wanting their payment in full and idk what to do. I had to pay my bills and feed my son but I don't want to get in trouble for being "irresponsible " with they checks. It was suppose to pay my medical bill, but I didn't know we would be completely broke for a month... I'm just not sure on what I've signed and what they can do to me especially if they don't want to accept partial payment.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Plan on paying the chiro. That's the person you are obligated to. Don't do it again.

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