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

Q: Can a car insurance company pay select medical bills? I really need to know before I sign

I went to court for a car accident. I was injured and not at fault but our cars didn't see much damage. I won but the settlement wasn't high enough to cover my treatment and etc so I filed an appeal but my attorney at that time refused to move forward with Me through the appeal So I did it alone. of course Ill still owe a lien for his fees. Trial is set but I've been speaking with the defendant's insurance attorney because I know trial will Cost. I have 5 different Medical bills. The defendant's attorney said the insurance company he represents will want to pay the two biggest Medical bills, my previous attorneys lien, and a settlement loan I took out off and then whatever was left would come directly to Me so I could do whatever else I need to do My own way. Is it legally possible for the defendants insurance company to only pay select medical bills? And leave the rest to me if we decide to settle out of court? I'm afraid I'm being set up lol Please help I meet with him Thursday...

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

A: A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You ask if it is possible for defendant's insurance company to pay only select medical bills. In GENERAL NATIONWIDE, if your payment is coming from the bodily injury/liability department, they may not generally want to involve themselves in the breakdown of the funds in terms of economic, non-economic, property, or other classes of damages. Additionally, this question could involve issues of medical necessity in terms of a decision to pay or not pay certain bills, and those are often GENERALLY addressed at the early stages of a case under first party benefits, state plans, or other arrangements, depending on the jurisdiction and the no-fault doctrine it follows. But these are generalities. A Virginia attorney would need to see the file to offer more meaningful input. Good luck

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