What is a Letter of Protection?
When you’re injured in an accident, you need medical care. But what do you do if you don’t have the money to get treatment until you get a settlement?
Just like attorneys will sometimes work on contingency, doctors will, too. When attorneys work on contingency, they agree to handle your case on the condition that they are paid when you get a settlement. Doctors will do this, too. It’s an agreement called a letter of protection.
A letter of protection isn’t a letter, but an agreement between the patient, the medical providers and the attorney that they will treat the patient and not expect immediate payment. Letters of protection are a standard agreement with basically the same terms in most situations:
· You will receive treatment while your case is pending
· Your account will not be suspended or sent to collections while your case is still pending
· Your attorney agrees to pay the medical provider directly from the settlement or judgment funds
Not all medical providers will agree to a letter of protection.
Robert Greening is the principal attorney at Greening Law, P.C. He has dedicated his 24 years of practice to the litigation of wrongful death and serious injury cases. If you have a question about a recall or injury, contact Greening Law, P.C. at 972-934-8900.