Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After an Accident?
If you were recently involved in an accident that left you severely hurt, you might be asking yourself how you’re going to pay your medical bills when you’re recovering and unable to work. It’s clear, of course, that medical bills can quickly add up, and you’re likely eager to know who’s responsible for compensating you.
The experienced legal team at Haffner Law understands that this time in your life can be confusing and stressful. To help you feel better prepared to manage the upcoming responsibilities and proceedings, we’ve compiled some important information below.
How Your Medical Bills Will Be Paid
There’s a common misconception that, after an accident, the at-fault driver will immediately be responsible for covering all your medical expenses on an ongoing basis. That is not necessarily true.
California is considered a “fault” insurance state. That means the defendant will need to be deemed responsible for your injuries before his or her insurance company> is required to cover your damages. Filing a claim with the help of one of our qualified accident attorneys should help you to get the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
In the interim, though, you’ll likely be wondering who will pay your medical bills. After all, your medical care needs won’t wait for your claim to resolve. Unfortunately, the answer is that you will be responsible for covering your own medical bills until you are able to successfully prove the liability of the other party.
However, if you are equipped with medical payment insurance coverage, this may provide you the financial relief you need to get through the legal proceedings.