Who Pays My Medical Bills After A Car Crash?

After an accident, most people at the very least need to be checked out at the emergency room, an urgent care, or their primary care doctor’s office. Unfortunately, many of those injured in car wrecks or other incidents require ongoing medical care with specialists like orthopedists, neurologists, physical therapists, and even surgeons. One of the most common questions we are asked is “How will my medical bills be paid?”

It is a common misconception that the other driver’s insurer will step in to arrange and pay for your medical care as if it is your own health insurer. Ultimately, the at-fault driver and their auto insurer will be responsible for all of your damages, including your medical bills. However, in the short term obtaining medical care and paying for your medical expenses is your responsibility. Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize this financial burden while still allowing you to receive the medical care you need. These options include health insurance, medical payments coverage, or third-party funding arrangements. The attorneys and staff at Jones & Swanson are very knowledgeable of all these avenues and can help develop the best strategy and course of action for your specific situation. We take this balance very seriously and take steps to ensure our clients do not have to forego medical care simply because they cannot afford it, particularly since the care is needed through no fault of their own.

Focus on your recovery – Let Jones & Swanson handle the dirty work

At Jones & Swanson, your recovery is our top priority. First and foremost, we want our clients to be able to focus on their health and getting the care they need while we deal with the insurance companies. The attorneys at Jones & Swanson have the tools, skills, and experience to implement the best strategy for your economic recovery while your doctors concentrate on your physical recovery.

Every client’s situation is different. For example, some people have health insurance, but their deductible is unmanageable. Others have no health insurance at all. And still others benefit from a quality, employer-funded health plan. Our knowledge of these situations and many more enable us to identify and implement a plan that benefits our clients the most, especially when it comes to their bottom line.