Who’s paying my medical bills?
Have you been injured by the negligence of another person, such as in a car accident? Did you go to the emergency room or to your regular doctor for medical attention? Have you continued receive treatment for those injuries? You may think that the insurance company for the negligent person will be paying your medical bills due to the accident…
Think again: insurance companies for the negligent person are not required to pay any of your medical bills until you are ready to settle your claim, or have received a jury verdict in your favor.
Medical bills related to your injury are your responsibility short of any automobile insurance coverage called personal injury protection (PIP) or premises medical coverage. If you do not have private health insurance it is important to either pay those bills in full, or work with the provider to make payments and keep those bills out of collections. If you do have private health insurance, they are required to pay your bills related to your injury but will in turn receive a subrogation interest in your settlement proceeds or jury verdict.
If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another person and have incurred medical bills due to your injury, call us for a free personal injury consultation.