Paying Medical Bills After a Car Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you may be accumulating substantial medical bills. These bills can be paid in a number of ways. They may be paid by your own health insurance-either insurance you receive through your employer, insurance you pay for out-of-pocket, or insurance you receive through your spouse or your parents (if you are underage and living with your parents).
Bills may be paid by medical payments insurance coverage under your own automobile insurance policy if you were driving during the car accident, or the driver’s insurance policy if you were a passenger at the time of the car accident.
Worker’s compensation insurance may pay for the medical treatment if your car accident happened while you were working and as a result of your employment. You may also pay the medical bills out of your own personal funds if you don’t have insurance and you have enough money on hand.
Medical bills paid from the liability insurance coverage of the person who caused the car accident will most likely be paid at the time your case is settled, not at the time that you incur your medical bills.
If you are not immediately able to pay your bills as they are incurred, many doctors or hospitals will wait to be paid until the resolution of your car accident case (through settlement or through a court verdict). In this case, it’s important that you let your doctor know early on that you have no insurance and are unable to pay the bills as you incur them.
If you need a car accident lawyer to help with your case, please call Law office of samer habbas at (888) 848-5084 to schedule a free consultation, or use the case evaluation form on this website.