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Medical Expenses Following An Accident

by bisnarchase on July 3, 2012

If you have been in any type of accident, you probably sought medical help.  Now the bills for that medical treatment may be coming due and you have no way to pay them.  Perhaps your insurance refuses to pay because someone else caused your accident, but the at-fault party’s insurance company is not forthcoming with your money.  Perhaps you do not have any insurance and you have been out of work due to your injuries.  Whatever the case, medical expenses following an accident can quickly pile up and cause you to lose confidence in yourself and your ability to handle your finances.  You do not need this added stress at this terrible time in your life, so it is important that you handle this situation quickly and get back to the business of healing from your injuries.

Personal injury attorneys handle your personal injury case, but they can also help you with the payment of your medical bills by putting pressure on the right people to get your expenses taken care of.  Your personal injury attorney can help you negotiate with the medical providers and with the at-fault party’s representatives to ensure that your medical bills are handled until you are fully healed and your case is settled.

It is important to remember that medical expenses following a personal injury accident can be very expensive.  For example, if you have a broken bone that requires surgery, although this might not be considered a “major” injury, your medical bills could total far more than $10,000.  Most people do not have this kind of money laying around to pay medical bills, and if the victim does not have health insurance coverage, the medical providers may well file suit to recover at least part of their expenses.  This puts an accident victim in the position of being responsible for medical costs incurred as a direct result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

If you find yourself in this position, it is time to contact a personal injury attorney.  Your personal injury attorney is your representative and agent and will fight for your rights as well as help you determine the best way to handle the payment of your medical bills so that you can relieve the stress placed on you by your accident.  Your health is too important to skip medical treatment, but you should never have to pay for someone else’s wrongdoing.  A personal injury attorney helps you recover your rightful medical expenses.

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