Were you recently sick or had an accident and are now stuck with a pile of medical bills? Finding the money to keep the debt collectors happy, all while still recovering and trying to put food on the table can cause you to throw your hands up in the air and give up.
Here are some tips that may help you get organized and put your mind at ease.
1. Don’t ignore the bills
As soon as the bills start to come in don’t ignore them and tell yourself that you have months to pay before they start harassing you. Go ahead and give them a call to let them know you received your bill and ask about payment options.
2. Arrange a payment plan.
If one is not offered to you, ask about a payment plan. Debt collectors lose money when they send your account to a collection agency – so many companies will allow you to pay your bill in small, interest-free increments.
3. Pay in full
If at all possible, you should pay your account in full. At times you will be given a discount if done so. Also, this will go ahead and put your mind and ease and that’ll be one less bill that you have to worry about.
What to do if your account has been turned over…
If you’ve come into some hard times and your account has been turned over to collections, you can give our office a call. Our skilled collections attorney in Augusta, Fred M. Kennedy, P.C. will work hard for you to ensure that the situation is taken care of properly. Schedule your free initial consultation today.
Posted on behalf of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C.