What is a letter of protection?
The experienced Ft Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at the Florida Injury Law Group know that in some instances, clients do not have medical insurance coverage or their PIP benefits are exhausted. When this occurs, some medical facilities and physicians are willing to accept a letter of protection. This document gives the patient the ability to see a physician without paying for the medical bills at the time of treatment.
These letters of protection typically, if accepted by the facility or physician, allow the patient to continue treatment and once a recovery is made, the doctor or healthcare facility will be reimbursed. However, it is always made clear to the client that even with a letter of protection in their medical file they are still ultimately responsible for paying the medical bills even if they do not get a recovery.
If you have any further questions or if you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale Attorneys, please call us or contact us here.