Columbus, OH asked in Collections for Indiana

Q: Can an atty ask for interest on mefical bills prior to receiving a judgement and make you pat it to avoid judgement?

Bills were from 2 years ago and were sent to a collection agency and now to atty.

I offered to pay in full the amount minus the interest but was told that the collection agency is refusing my offer of 500 less because they want the interest. No judgement has been obtained.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: The attorney can ask for whatever he or she wants in order to settle the case. The incentive for you to comply is to avoid having a judgment on your record. If the attorney is asking for interest it is almost certainly the case that whatever agreement you signed for the medical bills included a section about collecting interest on outstanding balances.

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