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Q: I was involved in an accident in an not at fault August of 2020. The driver had the minimum coverage here in Texas 30k

My doctors bills take up most up but the insurance submitted a 30k check to my lawyer back in November. We are supposedly going after underinsured on my policy. Is it normal for an attorney to sit on the money like this? Bills haven't been paid or anything.

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

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It looks like the medical providers on your case (or their insurance companies) are coming after a portion of your award in the form of liens. I'm not certain, but that is my general impression from the limited facts.

If that's the case, then your attorney would probably want to hold the funds until everything is cleared with the lienholders. Attorneys don't gain anything from doing this - they have to be concerned about releasing funds properly - so that those medical providers or their insurance carriers don't come after them. Or your attorney might be trying to negotiate liens on the case.

That's only my guess as to what MIGHT be going on. A Texas attorney could offer a more definitive analysis upon seeing your file, including lien agreements and related correspondence. Good luck

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