When you are injured as a result of another individual’s negligence, you may not be required to pay the medical bills until after there is a verdict in your trial, or there has been some settlement with the responsible party. Your accident lawyer can provide you with more help in paying your medical bills, if necessary.
It is a common practice for the insurance company of the person who caused your injuries to delay payment of medical bills. There are many reasons insurance companies choose to wait before paying the bills, some of them being:
To avoid the possibility that the company may be required to pay a large settlement or demand after already paying medical fees
To ensure that the insurance company makes a single payment rather than multiple payments
To make sure that the insured is, in fact, the responsible party for the accident
When visiting your doctor or any other medical facility for your personal injuries, you need to notify the staff that you are unable to make any payments. You should also provide them with a copy of your health insurance plan if you have one.
Most medical offices require patients to complete forms that allow the accident lawyer to set aside money for the lawsuit to pay the medical fees. These forms are often called lien forms or subrogation forms.
When you are involved in an accident, you need to concentrate on healing your injuries, not worry about paying your medical bills. Leave the legal and financial issues to your accident lawyer while you tend to your injuries. Your lawyer will take various steps, such as allocating funds from your settlement to pay your medical bills, to make sure all of your bills are taken care of.
Paying for medical bills after you are injured should not be a burden. We can help. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with an experienced accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC to help allocate payment for medical bills, (323) 782-9605.