Maybe nothing, but maybe 60 or 70%.
You can’t really predict this. It depends partly on whether my client or I have promised in writing to pay the doctor in full.(I try to avoid this unless I have to make the promise for my client to get full treatment.) It also depends on whether you want to see the doctor for more treatment.
Nobody – or very few people – like getting small payments over a long period of time. It takes a lot of record keeping and organization. And they are worried you will stop making the payments. A percentage seems like a good deal to the hospital or doctor when they look at it that way.
If you have medical insurance, of course, then we don’t have to worry about reducing doctor or hospital bills. But the insurance company has a right to be paid back, and I negotiate with the insurance company.
I work for my client. If you, my client, aren’t happy, nobody’s happy.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. I negotiate with doctors and hospitals all the time.
If you’re worried about paying your doctor or hospital bill, give me, a Cincinnati truck accident attorney, a call. My phone is 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.