No one can imagine the amount of grief and suffering that occurs after a car accident, especially if you have been severely injured. If you’ve had to spend several days in the hospital due to your injuries from the accident or had to go to a physical or occupational therapist to try to get your life back to normal, these bills can start to dramatically add up.
This can be especially troubling if you’ve had to miss work due to these injuries you’ve incurred, making it feel almost impossible to be able to pay for these medical bills. It can become stressful when the medical bills start to come in from the ambulance service, the ER doctor, the surgeon, and the radiology departments at the hospital. The totals will likely be large, and even if you do have health insurance—the cost can be burdensome.
In addition to being expensive, it can also feel extremely unfair and unjust to have to pay for your medical bills if the car accident was due to someone else’s reckless or negligent driving. If the accident wasn’t your fault and the other driver has auto insurance, their insurance company may be liable to pay for your medical bills, property damage, and any lost wages or pain and suffering.
However, the liable party isn’t required to pay for your medical bills until the case is resolved—and this may take months. In the meantime, your bills are starting to add up and the due dates are approaching.
Here’s what to do when dealing with medical bills after an accident.
How to Pay for Your Medical Bills
If you have health insurance, you’re going to need them to pay for your medical costs. If the other driver is found at fault, then they will only be paying for the medical bills.
If you do not have health insurance, then your options are much more limited. You can pay your medical bills with the settlement money, but this could take months to get to you. Try to set up a payment plan with the hospital and physicians so that you can make smaller payments before the settlement.
No matter what, you should always document your medical expenses. By doing this, it will help you be able to obtain an accurate payout. Save every bill from every single entity and calculate how much money you’ve lost if you haven’t been able to work.
Have you been injured in an accident in Georgia? Hire a personal injury attorney team with expert experience—who knows your rights and will help you pursue a lawsuit if it’s in your best interest. Call the Fry Law team today at 404-969-1284 to set up a free legal consultation.