Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
Generally, an injured person can make a claim for medical expenses in their
personal injury case. The settlement should ideally cover all medical bills that accrued
as a result of the injury with extra leftover to cover attorney fees and
pain and suffering. However, how much they can recover will depend on their unique circumstances
- such as the extent of their injury, the future impact of their injury, and more.
Who pays the medical bills related to an injury depends on how the injury
occurred and the available resources. Medical bills are sometimes paid
by car insurance (such as PIP benefits), health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare,
worker's compensation benefits, or out-of-pocket by the injured person.
Each case is different.
Once the medical bills are paid, legal services covered, and any other
outstanding balances as a result of the injury are paid in full, the remainder
of the personal injury settlement is considered the non-economic damage
award. A skilled personal injury attorney will help pursue injury compensation
that will leave you with a fair settlement after all the bills are paid.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Lexington Today
The calculation of the past, current, and future losses such as lost income
and medical bills caused by an injury can be complex and time-consuming.
Having an attorney to provide answers to questions can provide relief
from some of the difficulties caused by an unexpected injury.
Attorney James Vaught is happy to discuss the specifics of your case.
To learn more,
please contact Attorney James Vaught today!