Dorchester, MA asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Virginia

Q: Can I ask My health insurance for a settlement amount?

I was injured in a car accident a couple years ago, and I was awarded a very small amount which wouldn't cover the full medical cost.I no longer have an attorney but I was told by an attorney, although he wouldn't represent me, that I could ask the health insurance if they had a minimal I could pay to settle the full cost and then maybe I could take the settlement without being completely in that still. Is this true? All My treatment was in relation to this accident..And also how would I go about this because I've contacted my health insurance co., and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about. Or who I need to talk to about doing it....also is it too late to accept the settlement even though I appealed it and if I try to negotiate should I turn in the interrogatories first? Again, I currently represent Myself no lawyer wants a previous lawyers case

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: Your case is on appeal and you have collateral issues/questions-----you do not mention whether or not you have an attorney. If you do not have one, then I think you need to hire an attorney, or at least pay an attorney for a 1hour consultation and ask him the questions you have. If you do have an attorney, then please speak to him about your concerns and questions----based on what you have written, the window to negotiate with the health insurer should still be open, and settlement/compromise is always an option if both sides are agreeable----but these are general answers without knowing the specifics of your case.

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