Many of us know just how fast medical bills can rack up. What seems like a simple doctor’s visit can turn into a hefty bill you’re stuck paying for. When you’re injured in an accident and someone else was at fault, you may be wondering how to go about getting those medical bills paid for.
Here are some steps to take to ensure you obtain the compensation you need to pay these bills and any other damages you incurred following an accident.
If you’re involved in a car crash, medical responders will typically arrive on the scene. Depending on the severity of the accident, they will most likely take you to the nearest hospital for medical examinations or treatment. While doctors and nurses will be tending to your physical wounds, the hospital staff will probably be inquiring about insurance information in order to ensure your hospital stay is paid for.
The critical piece of advice here is to be mindful of the insurance information that you give out to the hospital. Always give out your medical insurance information first and foremost. Most importantly, avoid giving out your auto insurance information or the auto insurance info of the at-fault driver. When you do this, your personal injury attorney loses their ability to assess the evidence of your case and help you obtain the full compensation for your damages. Once the hospital uses the auto insurance info, the check is cashed and your personal injury claim cannot be pursued further.
In addition, even if the car accident was seemingly minor, you should seek a proper medical diagnosis following the crash. Some injuries take time to show symptoms (such as internal injuries or brain injuries) and having immediate medical records after the collision will ensure your rights to compensation are protected later on.
Being injured in an accident can be traumatizing and dealing with the medical bills after the fact can be stressful and scary. We are here to tell you that you are not alone in this process.
The personal injury attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates are where dedication and passion meet hard work and a track record of success. For over 30 years, our personal injury attorneys have helped injured individuals in Mississippi obtain the compensation they need to heal, and we can do the same for you. Remember that you’re just one call away from a free consultation and a legal advocate on your side.
Contact our firm at (601) 869-0696 for help protecting your rights.