A chiropractor’s office owes me money on a cash payment made at his office. He has not forked the money over despite repeated requests. What would you suggest I do?

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A chiropractor’s office owes me money on a cash payment made at his office. He has not forked the money over despite repeated requests. What would you suggest I do?

Asked on April 12, 2009 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

First, check your contract for services that the chiropractor had you sign when you first visited his office. If it requires arbitration to settle any disputes, then you will have to go through arbitration instead of a court of law to settle your dispute. This has become more common with medical providers.

If there is no arbitration requirement, and the amount the chiropractor owes you is $7500 or less, you can sue him in small claims court without an attorney.


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