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Q: In a accident 2017, retained a lawyer, settled 2020, now, 1 medical turned me into a collection agency,

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. You will need to ask your attorney about this if you were represented on the case. It sounds like a medical provider may have had a lien or unresolved bills at the time your case was settled.

That collection action needs to be dealt with because it could wind up turning into a lawsuit, and if ignored, ultimately a judgment. Your options could depend on the merits of the bill and the recommendations of your attorney, or an Arkansas attorney experienced in medical collections. Some of the options could include paying the bill, challenging it (if there are valid grounds for doing so), negotiating it, among others - depending on what you learn in evaluating it with sound legal guidance. Good luck

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