If you are injured as a result of an accident, you need to get the proper medical care right away. If you delay, it can be harder to prove your injuries resulted from the car accident.
Your payment for care will depend on the coverages in your policy. If you are not at fault, your bills will be paid for by the other driver’s liability coverage. If you live in a no-fault state, however, you can seek payment from your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to get your bills without the delay of negotiation between companies. View our services.
You can also seek payment from:
- Medical payments coverage, if it’s included in your policy.
- Uninsured motorist coverage, if you have it and you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver (or were in a hit and run accident).
- Your health insurance policy.
When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
As you seek reimbursement, remember that it’s extremely common to get pushback on these expenses. Insurance companies try to avoid paying more than they need to and will check to make sure all the expenses are valid. Keep all of your documentation and receipts. If you continue to have trouble getting your medical bills paid, seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney.
Attorneys have experience working with insurance providers to get the highest possible settlement amounts for clients.
They also have experience getting compensation for general damages that are difficult to determine, such as:
- Pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish.
For example, if you’ve lost your vision due to an accident resulting from another driver’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you get general damages in addition to the actual costs of your medical bills.