Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?
When you’re injured in a car accident, it’s common to wonder who pays the medical bills. It would be ideal to have the insurance company of the person who is at fault pay everything right away. Unfortunately, that’s not how it usually happens.
First things first: see a doctor
Don’t wait to seek medical treatment. Your health is the most important concern.
Should you let the doctor bill your insurance?
Yes. The most common payer of medical bills following a car accident is the injured person’s health insurance company. After you see a doctor for your accident-related injuries, your insurance company typically pays your medical bills. This is the initial, short-term result. You may incur costs such as co-pays and deductibles.
Your car insurance may also pay medical payment coverage at only a certain amount. Typically, this is a smaller amount that may not cover your total out-of-pocket costs.
As experienced personal injury liability lawyers, we can help
We will fight to get the at-fault driver’s insurance to reimburse you for all your costs. We’ve seen an array of personal injury lawsuits, and we know how to help. When you choose Hale Skemp, you get the combined expertise of all our attorneys working for you. Our law firm has a unique culture of collaboration, working to secure you the settlement you deserve.