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Because I had no medical ins. at the time of the accident I had to rely on the Dept of Public Welfare to cover my medical bills. I was self employed and could no longer afford to pay my ins. premiums due to the accident putting me out of work. So after the driver's first party payout was exhausted,DPW took care of my medical to this point. They, of course must be paid back out of my settlement at a reduced rate. My attorney is asking other med. providers who did not participate in the DPW program to reduce their bills accordingly, which I understand is customary. If my settlement is considerably less than we had first expected is it ever proper for me to ask my attorney to low his percentage?
Thank you so much for helping me better understand my situation. Sometimes it just takes a second party to verify what you are being told to make one feel more confident in their decision making. I am not willing to take the chance of a jury trial giving me nothing after the nearly 3yrs of, well, unpleasantries to get this over with. No amount of money can give me the life back that I once enjoyed, but I, with the strength from God, have found new ways to enjoy the life I was spared.
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