A doctor from Pennsylvania recently contacted me asking how to sue an attorney who didn't pay his PI lien.
I have read many of your articles regarding chiropractors not getting paid by their patient's attorney. I wanted to let you know I followed your steps and today went to court representing myself in small claims court against the attorney. Oh, and I won the case. Thanks for the articles, they were of great assistance."
Mike DC, Philadelphia, PA
Yes, even Pennsylvania has Small Claims. Following our advice - see Click HERE for Lien Collection Kit.
Mike practices in Philadelphia. The PI attorney signed a "letter of protection" similar to a California Lien. Dr. Mike collected the $5000 PIP/Med Pay, but had a balance due. The attorney settled the case - but would not pay the balance. Dr. Mike asked nicely using our form letter. The Philadelphia lawyer ignored the request. Dr. Mike filed in Small Claims and the lawyer showed up snorting specious arguments. The judge had many questions about the billing AND if the attorney received notice. Dr Mike was prepared answering all the judge's questions.
Award: $2,600 plus court fees. This is one spanking this attorney will not forget.
When either med pay or an attorney denying payment, Small Claims is usually the best answer.