According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)2, medical bills are typically considered debt and a written contract. The statute of limitations on written contracts can range anywhere from three to 10 years, depending on the state. In Nevada, a creditor has six years to collect on medical debt.
In many states, when a debtor makes a payment, it effectively extends the statute of limitations on that debt. However, a new Nevada law3 was passed during the 81st legislative session specifying that, “any “voluntary payment” by a “medical debtor” to a collection agency shall not extend the applicable statute of limitations for that debt.”
If you have unpaid medical bills due to injuries after an accident, contact our team of personal injury lawyers for legal advice and to see if you qualify to bring a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, including medical bills. Remember, there is a limited time to file your claim.