Are Your Medical Bills Piling up after an Auto Accident? Our Attorneys Can Help You

Are Your Medical Bills Piling up after an Auto Accident?  Our Attorneys Can Help You

Car accidents can bring a lot of stress, and if you have suffered injuries as a result of a car accident in the past, you understand just how stressful the entire process can be. Medical bills come along with those personal injuries, and it isn’t always affordable for an injured person to pay for all the medical costs that are associated with a car wreck.

While car insurance may cover certain medical expenses, compensation may not be provided until you have acquired hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands in medical bills. Investigating a car accident can take a very long time to determine which parties are responsible, which ultimately may determine how much someone is entitled to. Compensation is intended to cover medical costs associated with the injuries.

Some Common Types of Medical Expenses Associated with Car Accident Injuries

Injuries from a car accident can vary from minor to severe and permanent. In some cases, individual may lose their lives as a result of a car wreck. The different types of medical expenses injured individuals may suffer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ambulance and emergency room expenses, which can be huge depending of the type and severity of the injuries needing treatment;
  •  X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI’s, and other diagnostic imaging;
  • Laboratory testing;
  • Prescriptions and/or over the counter medication;
  • Follow-up visits with medical providers;
  • Costs associated with treatment from a specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon, to address injuries that only a specialist can treat;
  • Surgical procedures to treat injuries;
  • Hospital Stays;
  • Long Term Care;
  • Physical Therapy

Considering loss of income from missing work, all of these expenses can really start to pile up.

So, what are your options?

All of this stress, pain, and confusion can be difficult to deal with after being in a car accident. As such, you should be aware of all of your options.  Regardless of how costly your medical bills are, you deserve to be treated for your injuries.  Once you’ve been treated, you may consider the following options to take care of those medical expenses and gain the knowledge needed as to follow the appropriate steps after an auto accident.

  • Contact your health insurance provider to learn about what is covered.
  • Speak with your medical providers to determine if payment plans are available.
  • Speak to an experienced attorney about the general process of settling a car accident claim and how your car insurance policy will come into play.

It is important to keep in mind that if your health insurance provider does cover the cost of medical treatment, that insurance provider may seek reimbursement at a later date when you have received compensation as part of a car insurance claim or a potential lawsuit. 

Additionally, working directly with your car insurance agent can be a confusing process, and you may need the advice of an attorney before moving forward. Therefore, it is important that you consider speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer to have all of your questions answered as quickly as possible following a car accident.





Updated on January 18, 2019

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