If you are hurt in an automobile accident, you likely will have many questions. Who is responsible for paying my medical bills? Do I have enough insurance? Does the person who caused the accident have enough insurance? How much treatment will I need? Do I have a claim? Should I talk to a lawyer? Do I want to pursue a claim?
Most people expect they will never be in an automobile accident. Indeed, many people go through their entire lives without ever being in one. For those who are injured in a car wreck, however, the stress and worry can be overwhelming. First, there is the concern for personal safety and health and welfare. Second, there is the question of how do your medical bills get paid. When you are injured, you need to take care of yourself, you also should not have to worry about your medical bills.
Get the treatment you need to get better. Taking care of yourself is your top priority. If you are worried about medical bills, you want to talk with a personal injury lawyer who can explain to you how your bills can be paid. The laws on insurance can be confusing. The laws on responsibility for paying medical bills between personal injury protection or no-fault insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, bodily injury coverage, health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance can be confusing. A good personal injury lawyer will meet with you to investigate your claim, determine what insurance coverage is available, and will contact medical providers to make sure that bills are submitted properly to insurance companies to maximize the amount of insurance available.
Most personal injury lawyers who specialize in automobile accident cases offer free consultations. It is worth talking with an auto accident attorney to get answers to your questions. Learn about the options available to you. You may get some peace of mind about your medical bills. You may decide you do not want to make a claim. However, that is not a decision you should make without consulting with a decision so that you understand your rights. If you are injured in an auto accident, always seek medical treatment. Also seek the advice of an attorney to find out what to do about your medical bills.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.