Who Pays your Medical Bills after a Car Wreck
Who Pays your Medical Bills after a Car Wreck?
The not so popular but honest answer to this question is, you or your insurance provider is responsible for medical bill payments initially. However, it is your personal injury Attorneys job to make the at fault party pay for your damages.
After an injury you related treat medical bills just like any other medical bill. Make sure you keep an accurate record of your treatment and the bills that follow your treatment. It is important to inform your Attorney of any medical insurance you may already have. This is important because it is more efficient that your medical insurance provider covers the cost of your medical expense until your case is settled.
When your case is settled and you receive an award, it is possible you may have to reimburse your insurance for what they have previously paid.
Can you stop your medical bills form coming until your case is settled?
In some cases, your Attorney can arrange that your medical bills are paid at the conclusion of the case. There are some medical providers, but not all, that will place a hold on your incoming medical bills until your case is settled. Once your case has been settled, your medical bills can be paid out of the settlement. It is also possible that your Attorney can get a reduction in the price of the medical bills to ultimately leave more money in your pocket.
That is why it is important that you hire an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. Most Attorneys or law firms that don’t focus on personal injury law may not have the contacts with the doctors and medical providers who will agree to hold the medical bills until your case is settled.
What if your case is dismissed?
If your case is dismissed and you receive no reward, then you will be responsible for your medical bills. There are some exceptions to this and you should consult with the personal injury Attorney for more information.
After an Auto Accident
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important to know if the State you live in is a Fault or No-Fault auto insurance State. Mississippi for example is a fault auto insurance State. A Fault State means that if you or your passenger has been injured in an auto accident as the result of someone else’s negligence then you can possibly recover from the person who was at fault.
In some cases, you may still be able to recover damages from the other driver even if you were partially at fault. However, your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault. These rules vary from State to State so check with your personal injury Attorney for more details.
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Injury Lawyers Mississippi & Alabama
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