I won my auto accident/injury case. I had two medical bills with liens on the case. My attorney absorbed the entire amount won in the suit in his fees, and said he would get the lienholders to write off the bills. One did, and one sent me to collections. I was referred to this medical provider by my insurance, but they wanted cash since it was an auto accident. When no cash materialized, they asked me to send them my health care information so they could submit a claim. However, the insurance company wouldn't take the claim because they did not submit it in a timely manner. Now a collection agency has filed a lawsuit against me on behalf of the medical provider. Do I have any options available to me? I can't believe I would be held responsible to pay this account. All I did was get rear-ended at a red light! This is a California issue.