Can a company or hospital sue if I am making payments?
Question Details: I have incurred a $1046.00 hospital bill & have PROMISED topay $20 a month an dif I have more I will send more. The collector said $40 a month would be more suitable and if the hospital wasn't happy with my payments they may take further action. is the popular belief correct that as long as I am paying them SOMETHING, they can't garnish my wages or sue me?
That is absolutely NOT true. If you owe someone money, and you don't pay it on time, and you don't make up for that as fast as the creditor (person owed to) likes, they can sue you. It isn't any different for hospitals.
Typically, many hospitals won't sue you (and in almost every state, they would have to sue you before they could garnish your wages), as long as you are making some regular payments -- but they could.