Medical debt in NC
In 2004 I was involved in an auto accident and it was settled in 2006. I had an unpaid balance to an orthopedic doctor apparently, but also had health insurance for what the settlement didn't cover.
I realize the settlement didn't pay this bill, but my insurance was still pending. I have not received any bills until Aug. 2009 and it is for a fairly large amount. Can the doctor's office still collect this amount?