Getting Compensated for Medical Bills after a Car Crash

Even minor car accidents are upsetting. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re likely to be experiencing a myriad of emotions. Obtaining immediate medical attention and treatment should always be your primary goal. Once you’re on the road to recovery, however, your mounting medical bills can become a looming concern.

Medical Expenses

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re likely to incur plenty of medical expense that, depending on the nature of your injury and recovery, can be ongoing. Though you may be pursuing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, it can be difficult to stay on top of your medical bills in the meantime. In California, the person (usually the person’s insurance provider) who is ultimately found to be at fault for your injuries will be responsible for your claim, but there is no guarantee that your case will be resolved quickly.

Making Payment

While your case processes, you’ll probably need to find a way to take care of your medical bills as they flow in. There are several options for you to consider:

  • Your car insurance may include a med pay option, which is optional coverage that pays benefits no matter who’s at fault. There may be a financial cap on the payout, and your insurance provider will probably request reimbursement once your case is resolved.
  • Your health insurance provider may agree to cover your medical expenses and to allow reimbursement when your case is settled.
  • Some doctors in private practice are willing to provide treatment for a lien against your settlement, which means that you guarantee to repay those medical expenses once your case has been settled.
  • If none of these options is available to you, you may, unfortunately, be obligated to pay out of pocket and to hope for a speedy resolution of your claim.

Being compensated for medical expenses incurred in a California accident is often complicated. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.

If Your Medical Bills are Mounting after a Car Crash, Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Today

Car accidents can be devastating, and the unpaid medical bills that follow certainly don’t help. As the victim of someone else’s negligent driving, you must await the resolution of your accident claim before your medical expenses will be reimbursed. It can be a long wait. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are awaiting settlement, contact the Law Offices of Gary C. Eisenberg, Attorneys at Law. Gary has 30 years of experience successfully litigating claims just like yours. Allow us to skillfully guide your case to its optimal conclusion as efficiently as possible.

To speak with an experienced attorney with expertise in car accidents in Southern California, call our office at 818-591-8058 or contact us online today.