Letter of Protection
What is a Letter of Protection?
A letter of protection (LOP) is a letter created by a personal injury attorney and sent to their client’s medical provider. It serves as a guarantee that a future personal injury settlement will cover the medical expenses accumulated by the injured party during the treatment process. The letter commits the attorney or law firm to make the necessary payments to the medical provider from the proceeds of the injury case.
A letter of protection assures the medical provider that they will be reimbursed for the services provided to the injured party, even if the payment is made at a later date. This allows the injured party to receive the necessary medical treatment without worrying about the financial burden, ensuring that their focus remains on recovery.
Are Letters of Protection Legally Binding?
A letter of protection is a legally binding contract between a medical provider and a patient.
The LOP acts as a safeguard for the patient and outlines the stipulations agreed upon between the patient and the medical provider. These stipulations ensure that the medical provider cannot demand immediate payment from the patient and must wait until the patient receives their personal injury settlement.
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