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In the event of a settlement, will the PIP be null? I'm

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In the event of a settlement, will the PIP be null? I'm worried that if we settle, the medical bills and truck damage will fall to use and not be enough to cover that cost and the attorney fee.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  richanne96 replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for choosing Just Answer. PIP is on top of any personal injury settlement. It is usually used to pay medical expenses while the settlement is being negotiated. There is no offset against any personal injury settlement, and the attorneys' fees are a percentage of the settlement, so they can not eclipse it.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Okay, so the charges for medical coverage won't come out of the settlement?
Expert:  richanne96 replied 2 months ago.

No, they should not. That is payments made from medical payments coverage (usually around $5000) should not come out of your personal injury settlement.

Expert:  richanne96 replied 2 months ago.

If there are unpaid medical bills at the time of your settlement, the providers will have a lien against your settlement.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank goodness. We were worried that we wouldn't have enough to pay an attorney fee and the medical bills along with the truck repairs. It all adds up so quickly.