Please read this post i put on here for more details and how i suspected something fishy going on:
Hey guys.......turned out this guy may have truly been trying to con me. Not kidding, today we went to one of the places that he had said i owed almost $5k and they said i only owed $500 and that he never even asks them for an invoice on what was owed. So apparently he just made those numbers up. When i showed them the closing statement for proof they were in awe and shock.
Litterally the whole office told me to report him to the State Bar. They were all shocked that a lawyer would do such a thing, and said that can easily get his license revoked.
After that i went to the lawyer that refereed me to him and showed him the closing statement and told him the same thing i told you guys he almost had a heart attack. Ive never seen a grown man soooo nervous before and when i tried to ask him to explain how such a thing can happen he was just frozen and had no reply to me. He asked himself, how the heck did he get those numbers.
Throughout the whole thing he was trying to make sense of it and just couldnt. When i mentioned reporting his partner to the State Bar he became even more distraught, and said that he would fix everything himself and get down all the medical bills and stuff himself. He even asked me to make a copy of the closing statement and was really insistent about it. I said no, because i felt he had an ulterior motive.
The way i knew that his partner did something wrong is every time i brought up getting the State Bar involved or suing for Malpractice he never denied that i could and kept asking me about finding a solution instead. After awhile a dancing around the fact and trying to come up with a "solution" i said im done and that i was leaving.........OHH BOY, did he get ever so frantic. He asked me a whole bunch of stuff about what he could do for me.
Overall, the whole thing was unreal.........my lawyer was actually trying to take me for a ride, and i think that his partner was part of the conspiracy. I expected to come in there and get my assumptions shut down with lawyer talk and gibberish terms, but the guy completely broke under the pressure.
What should i do? Even if it was a mistake, isnt it still a major offense to have such fraudulent billing info on a Closing statement?Some people told me i can get a lawsuit going against him? Is that going to be cost effective on my part or just a waste of time? Also his partner keeps asking me to let him reduce the billing for him but that just sound outright shady, seems like hes trying to bury any proof of wrong doing on the other guys side. I gave him the Go ahead yesterday because of his pasturing but should i tell him to cease and desist? I dont trust any of them anymore, they might just be running some fraud ring because it was him that reffered me to that guy for the lawsuit.
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