New York, NY asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado

Q: Medical Bills LIEN Question after car accident.

Recently my lawyer got a settlement offer from the other insurance. 1/3 goes to him as we agreed on. And he also said that he will have to pay on my behalf 1/3 in medical bills for all of the visits I went with his network of providers. I thought that the amount was very high and asked him to provide me with the actual itemized medical bills.

My assumption is that the lawyer is trying to make more money on medical bills. The medical bills were tripled compare to what you would normally pay. I asked the lawyer to negotiate the bills and he said no.

So, my question is there anything I could do in order to lower the bills myself, or anything else you would recommend in my situation.

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

A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look into how the fees were computed. Nationwide, when medical providers bill for treatment, they could apply certain fee schedules, whether no-fault, workers' comp, health insurance company's rates, etc. If the bills weren't governed by any fee schedule, that could sometime result in high medical liens, but one would need additional details to know for certain. Good luck

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