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How You Should Go About Paying Medical Bills After an Injury

Published March 29, 2018 by Bruce Millar
How You Should Go About Paying Medical Bills After an Injury

As the victim of a serious accident, there are numerous obstacles to overcome on the road to recovery. The time it takes to return to normal can be quite lengthy, depending on the injuries sustained. The last thing you need is to be weighed down by unpaid medical bills associated with surgeries, hospital treatments, rehabilitation, medications, and other accident related expenses.

Even if you have car insurance or complete health care coverage, you could be left struggling to pay your medical bills after a serious accident. Medical debt remains one of the biggest causes of bankruptcy in the United States, according to CNBC.

If another driver’s negligent driving caused your injuries, our attorneys are available to evaluate your case. While we cannot pay your bills directly, we can help with all aspects of medical bill management including wrongfully denied coverage, insurance subrogation, medical liens, and the recovery of future medical expenses. We are also adept at coordinating multiple health insurers and will deal with collection agencies if this is necessary.

When an individual sustains injury in an accident that was not his or her fault, that individual may be able to file a claim seeking financial compensation from the at fault driver’s insurance provider. As long as the at fault driver can be proven liable, the victim may be able to recover a variety of economic and non-economic damages.

The types of medical expenses that can be covered by this type of claim are:

  • Medication
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Transportation to and from treatment or rehabilitation
  • Medical supplies
  • Assistance devices (wheelchairs, bandages, crutches, etc.)
  • Other out of pocket medical costs not covered by insurance
  • Future medical expenses

Having an aggressive attorney on your side, representing your interests, will significantly improve your chances of recovering the maximum compensation you may be eligible to receive.

Unless you inform the hospital of the circumstances and make the billing department aware of the fact that you are awaiting a settlement, you could end up being pursued by creditors for unpaid medical bills. Most health care providers will be sympathetic to your situation. As soon as your case is settled, your attorney can help negotiate a settlement to get your medical debt paid.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, you need an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney advocating on your behalf. You should not have to be burdened by accident related medical debt, particularly when someone else was responsible for the injuries you sustained. Your attention should be solely on your recovery.

The attorneys at The Millar Law Firm have successfully represented many accident victims and their families in the Atlanta area. We understand the disruption and hardship these accidents cause and we recognize the financial stress you may be feeling. We will do everything we can to help you receive the compensation you need to pay your accident related medical debt, so that you can move on with your life.

Call our firm now to schedule your free case evaluation.


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