The store insurance company wants to take money out of my agreed amount of settlement to me to pay for doctors bill. they offered me one amount , I disagreed they added more money but took it back and want to pay the doctor with it. I am a senior and medical payed for most of the bill anyway.
It sounds like you may have a good case based on the facts presented. If you you would be entitled to all reasonable past & future medical care PLUS a reasonable amount for pain & suffering (especially if you have any permanent disability as a result of your injury. You should immediately contact a California personal injury attorney. Many, like myself, offer free consultations. Hope you feel better
In some circumstances you are required to pay your medical bills from any settlement. This is called a lien. The insurance company is most likely on notice that a health insurer paid for your medical care and now is placing a lien on the case. You should contact a local personal injury attorney to help you navigate this issue.
You need to get a copy of the incident report and any other documentation, such as your medical records, and have them reviewed by an attorney who is experienced in such claims and can represent your interests. I have personally dealt with other California claims of a similar nature. I have worked personally on numerous injury cases and it is important for you to know that time is of the essence when bringing an action forward. Having proper representation can protect your cause of action. Best of luck to you.
I've been posting my biased opinions and comments here and there on the Internet and Avvo for a while now (since Al Gore invented the online attorney forums, I believe), and every time I see a post about a person doing battle all by his or her non-lawyer self against an insurance company, I keep thinking the post might as well read something like, “my nitwit neighbor needs to get that brain aneurysm removed, but it’s located right near his mah-doola. His headaches have gotten so bad he's up to four forty ouncers a day for the pain. So, what I need to know is whether I should use my Black ‘n Decker cordless to go in through the back of his thick skull or through his big mouth... I owe him as he always let borrow his tools… heck, it’s his drill.”
No one who has suffered personal injury should do battle against an insurance company without a lawyer. No one but a neurosurgeon should do brain surgery, even if one’s neighbor is a notwit.
We personal injury lawyers offer free consultations. We handle cases on a contingent basis. We actually love the game, the battling, the negotiations, the tactics, etc. An injured person should just worry about getting better.
An injured victim’s lawyer will consult with medical experts to determine how much past, present, and future medical treatment will be needed and how much said treatment has and will cost. An injured victim’s lawyer will look as past, present, and future losses of income with regard to job availability, loss of advancement potential, and medical insurance issues. An injured victim’s lawyer will handle all of these issues and much more – including how to handle a minor in a settlement or Court (a parent does not simply get to call the shots)… all the while handling the formidable adversary known as the insurance company.
When a claim involves personal injury and potentially tens of thousands in medical bills, the failure to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer would be the first step down the wrong path.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician, Broker
Fransen & Molinaro, LLP
980 Montecito Drive, Suite 206
Corona, CA 92879
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