How to manage your medical bills after a car accident
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident the last thing you need is to worry about how to manage your medical bills. The medical bills will inevitably start to role in and can quickly become overwhelming.
No-fault laws do not exist in Nevada
Nevada does not have any no-fault insurance laws and is an adversarial system. Even if the accident was not your fault you as the injured party are responsible for paying your medical bills regardless of the fact that the at fault party is insured. The at-fault party’s insurance company may be required to reimburse you for all reasonable and necessary medical bills, however there is no third-party billing, meaning your medical care provider cannot submit bills directly to the at fault driver’s insurance company for payment. That is why it is strongly suggested that you retain a lawyer with experience to assist you with your personal injury claim and ensure that you get fair compensation for all your damages.
How a personal injury lawyer can help keep medical bills organized
If you retain a personal injury attorney, they will help keep track of your medical bills so that they can be included in your demand for compensation. It is important that all of your medical bills be submitted to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney like Matt Dion & Associates may be able to assist you in finding a doctor that is willing to wait for payment until your claim settles. An experienced personal injury attorney may also help keep medical bills from going to collections.
With most personal injury claims the settlement process cannot begin until the injured victim is released from all medical treatment and the medical bills and records have been gathered. The medical bills help to document and support your claim for injuries. Your medical bills and records will be sent to the at fault party’s insurance company for review and consideration. Your medical bills and records are essential for the evaluation and settlement of your claim.
Managing and paying your medical bills
In summary, it is an important to know that your personal injury lawyer is not paying your medical bills while you are waiting for a settlement check. As the injured person, you are responsible for your own bills. However, a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help manage these bills prior to settlement and keep your bills from going to collections.