I just received my settlement breakdown from my lawyer and it less than spectacular. My lawyer barely got my medical bills reduced. I've read about similar situations where without an attorney people were able to reduce that hospital bills over %50. I was wondering if its possible to get the medical expenses paid out to me, so that i may negotiate my own medical bill reduction. My lawyer has already claimed half of my settlement already, I feel as though he is planning on further negotiating my bills down for more profit to himself, which I read is also a practice of less reputable attorneys. All my bills are currently unpaid and some have made it to my credit report. I have no lien agreement with the attorney nor has he paid anything on my behalf. Thank You for your time and assistance.Thank you all for your help. I was able to gain the confidence to ask my lawyer directly a lot of the questions you all answered for me here. However, I am now more perplexed. My lawyer states that I do not have that option, that he is responsible for the division of the settlement and furthermore he is obligated to hold the settlement in a trust until my negotiations with the hospital concludes. He seemed upset I even requested it. I've once again called the hospital and my bills are still unsatisfied and legally still under my responsibility. Other charges resulting from the incident are now on my credit report as delinquent accounts. I find no evidence that these bills have been paid on my behalf by anyone. If he continues to refuses my request I'm not sure what my next move should be, but as a client or customer as it were, I don't like that I now lie in wait of someone whom I'm paying to make this easier.
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