How Do I Get My Medical Bills Paid After an Accident?
When you’ve been injured in an accident, especially if it wasn’t your fault, you need to get your damages covered quickly. Dealing with the pain of your injuries only makes it more difficult to focus on pursuing compensation from the person responsible for your accident.
At Haffner Law, we understand how difficult it can be to think of anything but how you are going to get your medical bills paid after your accident. You don’t have to worry any longer—our firm can provide personalized guidance to getting your healthcare costs covered after you’re injured.
Determining Fault for Your Accident
To get your medical expenses paid after an accident, you’ll need to first discover who caused your accident. California is a “fault” state for car insurance, which means that the person responsible for an auto accident is also the person responsible for covering your related expenses.
In other accidents, however, fault might not be that easy to determine. In a commercial truck accident, for example, it might not be the driver who is responsible for paying for the accident, but his or her employer. When an employee is doing his or her job and another person gets hurt, the employee isn’t always personally responsible for the injuries.
After your accident, be sure to gather as much evidence as possible to prove who’s at fault in your case, or speak to a qualified and experienced lawyer for help.
Getting Your Medical Bills Paid
Once you have determined the person responsible for your injuries, you’ll then need to calculate the value of your medical expenses, which can include most expenses that relate to the accident.
For example, if you suffer whiplash during a car accident, you can sue for more than the initial treatment of the injury. To properly heal from whiplash, you may need further physical therapy and strength training—these are also medical expenses that will need to be covered.
If you’re injured badly enough that you can no longer take care of yourself, the expenses to outfit your home to accommodate your disability are another type of medical cost stemming from your injury. When you’re preparing to file your claim, you need to be thorough in listing the damages you have suffered. Our team can help with that.
Speak with an LA Personal Injury Lawyer
After an accident, what you likely want to know first is how you’re going to pay your medical bills. After all, these expenses only add to the stress of the situation, and you may need some help.
Our team at Haffner Law knows how painful and difficult an injury can be. We believe you deserve to have your medical bills covered, and we’re willing to fight to get you there. If you’re ready to get the help you need, call us at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or complete the online contact form below.