Mclean, VA asked in Collections for Virginia

Q: In VA. I have a dentist collection from maybe 2015 or 2014. The debt collector never got in contact with me until now.

Can the debt still be collected? If no one ever provided me the information to pay (who/where/how much) and didn't contact me for 3 years? Thanks!

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Thomas Woodward Ashton
Thomas Woodward Ashton
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It depends. Did you sign an agreement at the dentist's office to pay for treatment? If so, then the statute of limitations could be 5 years, not 3. Also, if they already have a judgment against you, it could be longer that 5 years. This is very fact-specific, and is something you should discuss with an attorney who can give you legal advice based on your spefici set of facts.

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