How to Pay For Medical Care and Bills After a Car Accident?
Medical Care After Your Car Accident Is Costly. We Can Help.
We don’t need to tell you, car accidents are expensive! Not only has your car been damaged or destroyed, you may have towing charges, time missed from work, and hugely expensive medical bills. No accident is “small” (your’s certainly isn’t), but the average non-surgical neck and back injury case that we see in our office includes at least $10,000 in medical bills alone. We regularly handle serious cases involving surgery where the bills are between $100,000 and $300,000, and in some cases, even higher.
Many of our clients do not have medical insurance but with our expert knowledge of the medical system, almost all of our clients are able to receive all of the medical care they need and deserve. Want to find out more? Read on…
Why Do Car Accident Medical Bills Cost So Much?
If you have to go to a hospital in an ambulance following a motor vehicle accident, the medical bills will start mounting after the call to 911. Even if you are healthy enough to drive yourself to the hospital, an urgent care facility or your doctor, you may start receiving bills while you are still recovering or waiting for your settlement.
The ambulance ride can be over $1,000 in Georgia. The ER visit may cost at least another $2,500, and if emergency surgery or a hospital stay is required, your medical costs are certain to soar.
If your injuries cause a short- or long-term disability or require additional treatment or therapy over a period of time, your bills will continue to add up.
Your health insurance should cover most of your medical expenses. But if you don’t have health insurance, or if your insurance is not enough to cover all of the cost, you may find yourself in trouble financially.
Unfortunately, in most car accident cases, you must pay expenses, including the cost of medical care, while you are still waiting to be paid for your injury. If money is tight, you may be in a precarious situation.
Even if you do have medical insurance, but especially if you do not, we recommend that you document and record every cost such as:
- Emergency department visits
- X rays
- Over-the-counter medicine
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Ambulance expenses
- Transportation to and from your medical appointments
I Cannot Afford to Have Medical Care After A Car Accident – What Should I Do?
If you can’t cover medical costs, it may be possible work out a plan with your health care provider to place a hold on your account, which will keep your provider from calling collection agencies as long as you agree to pay when your injury claim is settled. Call us, we can explain how the process works.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Georgia, or anywhere in Georgia, and especially if you are having difficulty getting the medical care you need due to an inability to pay, do not sign anything from an insurance company before consulting a qualified, experienced Georgia injury lawyer who can help you find the financial resources you need to obtain medical care so you may recover personally and financially.
Get Help From Our Team of Attorneys Today
If you are hurt from a Georgia car accident, any delay in hiring legal help could be a costly. Waiting even a few days to investigate the accident or to get care for injuries may be playing right into the hands of the insurance adjuster. Insurance companies love delay and they know the bills are adding up. They want you to put off investigation and medical care, and even to handle your injury without a lawyer specializing in car accident and injury law to help. They hope that important evidence will disappear or that you will become desperate and settle your case too soon because the bills are mounting. Hiring a lawyer, even if it is not us, will improve your chances of a successful outcome in your case.
Get help from The Millar Law Firm today. Call us now at 404-620-4301 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation.
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