Medical expenses are easily one of the most pressing matters to deal with after a car accident. And depending on the nature of your accident and injuries, you can easily be dealing with tens of thousands of dollars. Dealing with the bills can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a successful personal injury claim will help you pay off these expenses.
How Can You Pay These Bills? – The best case scenario (besides having non-life threatening injuries) is to deal with a driver with auto insurance and accepts liability for the accident. In this case, the insurance company will compensate you for your medical bills. But these scenarios don’t happen all the time, which is why it’s still important to have an auto accident lawyer to represent your case.
An attorney will help ensure your rights are protected and that all costs associated with the accident and subsequent injuries are accounted for. When Will You Receive Compensation? To cut the long story short, you can expect payment for your bills as soon as you reach a settlement. Unfortunately, this process will take some time, usually lasting quite a few months.
Negotiations won’t even begin until you’ve received all medical treatment and after you’ve gathered all information about your bills and injuries, which again, is where a lawyer can help.
What Should You Do With Your Medical Bills? – Records keeping is of the utmost importance here. If you have a lawyer, be sure to provide them with copies of all your bills, which will allow your attorney to keep your claim as accurate as possible. It will still be your responsibility to pay these bills off on time, although your attorney may be able to assist in arranging some setup with the billing company to provide payment after settling your case.
For more insights on what to do after a car accident, speak with our personal injury lawyers today.