This sounds very strange to me.
Normally, if a law firm handles a case on a contingency fee, the use of an outside firm is included within the same percentage fee.
I would be willing to review your fee agreement and circumstances–no charge to you for doing this
It is generally 2 years.
If the responsible driver was a govt employee, there is a 180 day notice requirement and a 1 year limitation
If you have received worker’s comp benefits, there is a 1 year limitation
You are correct in your interpretation of the “may need” language.
It would be better if the physician wrote “will need” or “most likely will require”, or something like that.
Insurance companies don’t like future medicals. On that note, they don’t like past medicals either, but futures are more problematic.
The best you can do is document the need for the future, provide as specific of a cost as possible and get your doctor to support it with the verbiage stated above.
Yes, the attorney can get this information, but is not “entitled to it”, and often, it is at the whim of the adjustor to disclose it early in the case
Your attorney is probably being honest with you. I cannot imagine anything the attorney could gain by not telling you the limits of the other person’s policy
Your daughter has a right to bring a claim against the hospital, until her 20th birthday.
AZ has a 2 year statute of limitation, but for minors (under 18), they have until their 18th birthday plus 2 years
They can “deny” anything they want. This is what insurance companies do.
You have a right to file a lawsuit to collect damages for their denial. That is the process under our system of laws where you can get a fair hearing, and justice, if you can prove your damages.
A lawsuit is initiated by filing a “complaint” in court
If you are seeking to sue a hospital for malpractice, I strongly recommend having an experienced attorney
These can be very difficult and complicated cases