The Stress of Medical Bills Following An Accident
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Thu Jan 2015
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injuries, you likely have numerous medical bills to pay. Medical bills can be frightening and overwhelming to deal with, especially when following the stress of an accident. If another party was responsible for causing your injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover these costs. If you’re finding that your outgoings are much higher than usual at the moment, try looking at a comparison site like https://www.moneyexpert.com/gas-electricity/ to see if switching your energy supplier could help.
Consult with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury attorney can guide you through the process of handling your medical bills following an accident. If you need surgery or other medical procedures, your personal injury lawyer can work with the other party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement that can cover your medical costs, or he can advise you as to whether pursuing a personal injury claim in court can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Your Personal Injury Attorney Is Your Advocate
Your attorney can also speak directly with your own insurance companies, either health or driver’s insurance. In some cases, both policies may have coverage available for some of your medical bills.
If your bills are already in collections, your attorney can speak with the medical provider’s billing department or the collection agency and advise you on how to proceed in a manner that can best protect your credit.
Different Types of Medical Bills
In addition to your medical bills for your doctor’s office or hospital, you may also be eligible to recover costs associated with physical therapy, psychotherapy, pain medications, rehabilitative services, medical devices, modifications to your home and car necessary to accommodate your disabilities, and the cost of anticipated future medical care. The court may also decide you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident, whether at home, at work, while driving, or in a commercial setting, we can help you navigate the process of paying your medical bills. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New Jersey accident attorney, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.