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What is a Letter of Protection in a Texas Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve been harmed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries or damages suffered. Proving injury, however, is a complex process that involves more than your personal account of what happened. 

Records of medical treatment are the best form of evidence to substantiate your injury claim in a lawsuit. But what if you don’t have medical insurance or the money to pay for medical care? 

How a Texas Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you do not have sufficient funds to cover necessary medical treatment, a document known as a Letter of Protection may provide the help you need. In such a situation, having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side is essential to a favorable outcome.

A Letter of Protection is a contract between you, your lawyer, and your medical providers. Whether you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or by an 18 wheeler, a Letter of Protection stipulates that your attorney will pay the provider from the settlement received before awarding you any remaining balance. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, the skilled legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help you determine how to proceed. 

Do I Qualify for a Letter of Protection? 

Although specific language can vary widely in Letters of Protection, certain stipulations and requirements are generally present. These include:  

  • You are not at fault for the personal injury; 
  • Your health insurer refuses to cover your accident-related medical bills, or you don’t have health insurance. 

What Will the Letter of Protection Do for Me? 

If you are deemed eligible for a Letter of Protection, and your providers agree to the terms, the benefits are as follows: 

  • Your medical providers will provide the necessary treatment for the injuries that you suffered; 
  • Your medical providers will not demand payment until the case is resolved;  
  • Your attorney will pay eligible providers directly from your settlement;
  • If your case is not successful, the provider can pursue payment. 

Medical providers are not required to enter into this type of agreement, but many do. Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers has fostered relationships with many medical providers who provide Letters of Protection. 

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we have drafted countless Letters of Protection. If you have been injured and are unable to afford the medical treatment you need, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal counsel. 

Contact Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers Today

When another’s negligence causes you harm, the skilled legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help. We will thoroughly examine the details of your case to determine the best legal strategy for moving forward. If you meet the criteria, we will begin drafting a Letter of Protection and negotiating with your medical providers so that you can get the treatment you need. Our experienced, compassionate legal team has helped countless accident and injury victims in Texas, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements and jury verdicts. Contact Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers today at 281-645-5000 for a free and confidential consultation about your case. 

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