FAQ: What is a Letter of Protection?

Settling a personal injury claim can take considerable time. And, if the sides cannot reach an agreement and the case goes to trial, the time to resolution can be even longer.

Meanwhile, the injured party’s medical bills are stacking up, especially if she does not have insurance. And even if she is insured, her insurance may refuse to pay for the medical bills caused by another party’s negligence.

The injured party’s personal injury attorney may elect to send a letter of protection to the appropriate medical institutions. This ensures payment for the medical care from the injured party’s future settlement or award.