In most personal injury cases, the liable party is who will pay your medical bills. You could file a personal injury lawsuit against them for damages. In other cases, you may receive compensation from an insurance company.
If more than one party is found liable for your accident, then our personal injury lawyer will ensure you hold all liable parties accountable. You could recover other damages along with your medical bills, such as property damage costs and pain and suffering.
How do You Get Your Medical Bills Paid in a Personal Injury Case?
In a personal injury case, you generally have a couple of options for pursuing compensation for your medical bills. These include:
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party
- Filing a claim with the liable party’s insurance company
- Filing a claim with your insurance company
The legal route you take will depend on the details of your case. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you may decide to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company to pay for your medical bills. In hit-and-run cases, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance company for the compensation you need.
You also have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Your attorney may advise you to do this if an insurance claim does not compensate you fairly.
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How Our Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get Your Medical Bills Paid
There are many ways that a lawyer can help you get your medical bills paid in a personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer can:
- Field settlement offers for you: Your lawyer can field settlement offers and advise you on whether or not they are fair. If a settlement is unlikely to pay your medical bills, your lawyer could recommend against taking it and continue negotiations.
- Consult medical professionals about your diagnosis: Your attorney can talk to medical professionals about your diagnosis and future care needs. If a settlement is not going to cover your future care costs, we may need to consider other options for recovering compensation.
- Handle communications on your behalf: You do not have to deal with the stress of talking to other lawyers, insurance companies, or other parties involved in your case. An attorney can do the talking for you and keep you updated on any news about your personal injury case.
- Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing: Other parties involved in your accident may try to blame you for what happened. Your personal injury attorney can defend you from accusations and show that you were the one who was wronged.
- Locate surveillance video of the accident: If there is footage of your accident or injury, your lawyer can track it down and use it to bolster your case.
- Talk to eyewitnesses: If there are eyewitnesses to your accident, your lawyer can speak to them and use their testimony to help make your personal injury case.
- Hold all liable parties accountable: Whoever was responsible for your accident needs to be held accountable, even if that means pursuing multiple parties in one personal injury case. Then those liable parties, or their insurance companies, can pay your medical bills.
Besides Medical Bills, What Other Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Although each case is different, you can generally recover damages beyond just your medical bills. Some of your recoverable damages might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost life enjoyment
A lawyer from our firm will review your case to determine which damages you can recover. We will demand all the damages you suffered because of the accident.
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Beware of the Initial Settlement Offer in a Personal Injury Case
After an accident, an insurance company may try to offer you a settlement. In many cases, this first offer is just not adequate. The insurer is attempting to save their company money and could offer you a settlement that is too low. You’ll need time to visit a doctor and understand the cost of your treatment plan, so you might not want to accept this initial offer.
By speaking with a personal injury lawyer from our firm, you can understand how much compensation you should recover.
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If you are ready to learn more about your legal options and how filing a personal injury case could help you pay your medical bills, contact us for a free consultation. At Jenner Law, we would be glad to tell you more about the potential value of your case and how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
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