Who Pays for Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles, you may have thousands of dollars in medical bills. It could be very stressful to go through the experience of a car accident, especially if you have never dealt with a car accident in the past. Car accidents could lead to very severe injuries, that may require medical treatments, such as surgeries, medication, and physical therapy. In some cases, these bills can be overwhelming, especially if your injuries are severe and require ongoing treatment.

One of the most important things that could be running through your mind after a car accident could be:  who pays for my medical bills after an accident?  Whether you have been involved in a car accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident, there are different ways you could get compensated for your injuries. In California, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the party that caused the accident. The party that caused the accident will likely have to reimburse you for your medical bills.

If you’re struggling to pay your medical bills after a car accident, it’s important to consult with an experienced car accident attorney in Los Angeles. Our experienced attorneys at Megeredchian law have been representing victims who have been involved in car accidents for decades. We have represented all different types of car accidents.  Our top-rated legal team can help you understand your legal options and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses.

How Will Our Top Rated Attorneys Help You With Your Medical Bills?

  • Negotiating with insurance companies: Insurance companies may try to minimize the amount they pay you out for your claim. After an accident, you could file a claim with your insurance company for the damages that you have suffered. A car accident attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses. If you file a claim without an attorney, it could get very difficult, especially because the insurance company may try to take advantage of you, and give you various different reasons as to why they are not compensating you.

  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit: If the other driver was at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills. Our attorneys will help you build a strong case to make sure that you have all your rights represented, and we have all the necessary proof.

  • Identifying all possible sources of compensation: In addition to the other driver’s insurance policy, there may be other sources of compensation available to you. For example, if a defective vehicle or roadway caused the accident, you may be able to file a product liability or premises liability claim. We will better know what type of lawsuit we could file depending on the circumstances of your accident. For more information, give our attorneys a call today to schedule a one-on-one confidential and free consultation. You will be assigned to a highly qualified attorney, who will ask various different questions to make sure that you get all the assistance you need. After the consultation, we will then be able to determine what exactly we could do for you, and how to best get compensation in your favor.

  • Working with medical providers: Our car accident attorneys work with your medical providers to ensure that your bills are being handled properly. Our attorneys also may negotiate medical bills with your providers to see if we could settle for a lower amount.

Who Pays For My Medical Bills When I Am Involved In A Car Accident?

Each state has various different rules on car accident compensation payments. It is very important that you consult with a car accident attorney that is well-versed with the laws of your state. For example, in California, the driver who caused the accident is generally responsible for paying for the medical bills to those injured in a car accident.

What If I Was Also Responsible For My Car Accident Injuries?

California is a “comparative negligence” state, which means that if the injured person was partially at fault for the accident, their compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault they bear. For example, if the passenger or driver involved in the accident suffered $100,000 in damages, and was 60% responsible,  they will only be able to recover $40,000 in compensation from a lawsuit that they file.

Could I Get Compensated From My Car Insurance?

Other than filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver involved in the accident, there are also other ways of making sure you get compensated for your injuries. For example, car insurance policies have coverage such as personal injury protection, also known as PIP.  This allows the insured to get compensated from their insurance company in the event that they are unable to get compensated from the other negligent party. This is done by filing a claim with their insurance provider. Before you file a claim with your insurance provider, give us a call. It is better that you file a claim with your car accident attorney rather than by yourself because there may be several different types of information that the insurance company will want from you.

Your insurance may also have another policy called medpay, or medical payments. This type of coverage allows you to pay for your own medical bills from your insurance company in the event that you are unable to file a successful lawsuit against the other party.

It’s important to note that even if the at-fault driver’s insurance company agrees to pay for your medical bills, you may still be responsible for paying your medical bills upfront until your claim is resolved. Lawsuits usually take months, up to several years to settle. The more parties are involved, and the injuries are more severe, the longer that your car accident case may take. But, you can, work with your medical providers to set up payment plans or negotiate lower bills to help make your medical expenses more manageable. For more information, give our top rated car accident attorneys a call to see how we can help you.

Give Us A Call Today To Discuss Your Case

It is very important that you understand your rights following a car accident. You should not have to pay for all your medical bills in the event that it has been caused by another party. it is your attorney’s responsibility to locate the other party and file a lawsuit against them. Our car accident attorneys will start to gather evidence regarding your accident as soon as possible. We are also available anytime to answer questions regarding our experience.

Give us a call today to see how we can help you with your case. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you may have regarding your lawsuit. It could get very tricky when filing a lawsuit, especially if you are not aware of who caused the accident, and have not yet begun the investigation process. Before you take any steps, and speak to any parties, give us a call to discuss your different options. You are not alone.

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