NEW YORK – If you get hurt in a car accident, one of the first questions to cross your mind could be, Who Pays For The Medical Bills In A Car Accident? It’s a question our Brooklyn injury attorneys hear a lot. The answer depends on where the accident happened.
Who Pays For The Medical Bills In A Car Accident?
If your car accident happened in a “No Fault” state like New York, your auto insurance provider will cover a certain amount of your medical bills. If your injuries exceed this amount, or the accident happened in a Non “No Fault” state like California, your medical bills are your responsibility and may be covered (in part) by your health insurance provider.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, you may be able to have the insurance companies cover most, or all of your medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering.
Other Factors To Consider
So, you’ve used up your “No Fault” coverage and are paying your medical bills with your health insurance while the insurance company and your lawyers hash-out a settlement. In this scenario, you may have to pay your health insurance company back.
If your health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare pay any of the medical bills related to your accident, they are legally entitled to get reimbursed once a settlement or verdict has been reached in your case. This is called a lien.
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys understand this is a lot of information to digest – with a lot of “what-if” situations. Whenever you’re working with insurance companies, things can get really complicated really fast. That’s why our legal advocates always suggest calling the Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes. An experienced accident lawyer will go over your case with you in a FREE consultation, which can help you determine how to get the best result possible from an injury claim.
What To Do
If you’re in need of legal representation, or if you have any questions about personal injury law or our law firm, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorneys for FREE.
Cellino & Barnes (800) 888-8888