What is a Letter of Protection?
If you do not have health insurance, but were involved in a slip and fall accident you may still be able to receive treatment for the injuries you sustained through a Letter of Protection. A L.O.P. is a letter that our Miami personal injury lawyers at PereGonza the attorneys, will send to a medical provider to ensure that you receive the treatment you need. Is the medical provider giving free treatment? No, the L.O.P. stipulates that the medical provider will be paid using the settlement received once the case is finalized. In other words, the medical provider has agreed to not get paid up front for medical services and instead provides medical care as necessary and as needed but does not receive payment until the case is finalized. In some cases, you may receive the money owed to you for the damages sustained during the slip and fall and the medical provider will receive their payment from that amount. If you or someone you know doesn’t have health insurance but suffered from a slip and fall call our offices at (786)-650-0202 to speak with our experienced Miami personal injury lawyers and understand your rights.
Why do I Need an Attorney?
Given that you now understand how you can receive treatment for a slip and fall if you don’t have health insurance; you may be thinking why do I need an attorney? Truth is, generally medical providers will only accept Letters of Protection from registered attorneys. A person can indeed send an LOP to a medical provider themselves but usually the probability of acceptance would be lower. Miami personal injury lawyers at PereGonza the attorneys can help fight for your personal injury settlements and the fact an attorney is on your case may give the medical provider the confidence to accept the L.O.P.. Remember, the medical provider is not required to accept the L.O.P., they may do so voluntarily. Thus, if you chose to directly file a L.O.P. to a provider odds are they may not accept it because no new contract is created, you may even already owe the medical bill. However, when a Miami personal injury lawyer comes into the picture they are making a contract between themselves and the medical providers using the settlement they expect to receive on the injured patients behalf as a means of payment. Here at PereGonza The Attorneys, we strive to make this process as seamless and easy for our clients as possible. We will do our best to make you aware of all the intricacies that come with Letters of Protection and will file one only if necessary and if you wish to issue such a letter.
Don’t be afraid to take the legal route in order to receive your treatment just because you do not have health insurance. Our Miami personal injury lawyers will make you aware of your rights and do our best effort to ensure you receive the treatment you need. Fill out your basic information below and schedule a free consultation at our offices.