Pinellas Park, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Hi, can an attorney send a client part of a settlement if there is a hold up from a provider regarding the amount?

I have a large settlement from a car accident and my attorney has been going back and forth with a provider which is delaying me getting my check. Is he able to send part of the settlement to me while that gets worked out?

No mistrust to my attorney at all. It is my primary care physician that is holding this up. I just didn’t want to bother my attorney if this isn’t a possibility. I’m just curious if he’s able to send me part of the settlement now and the rest after all providers are adequately paid.

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

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Different attorneys handle this type of situation differently. It could depend on how firmly the terms of the outstanding medical payments or liens have been confirmed. Since these are sometimes negotiated, some attorneys will wait until everything has been concluded in terms of medical offices being satisfied. Good luck

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