Slip and Fall
Before telling the insurance company about the accident, we recommend that you speak first with one of our personal injury lawyers. If you must talk to the insurance company, do not consent to being recorded, and limit your conversation to the vehicle’s condition and location so that its damage can be assessed.
Under most circumstances, the information you remember can often be enough for us to provide some guidance for your case. However, the more information you have in hand, the more effectively we can determine whether you have a case, and help get it underway.
Even though you may not be at fault for the accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will not pay for your medical bills, nor your property damage, until they complete their own liability and damage evaluation. Until then, you must make payment on medical costs associated with your accident or, have your health insurance pay them while your case is underway. It’s important to make sure that all of your medical providers bill your health insurance.
When Medicare applies payment for your medical expenses, it is considered a ‘conditional payment.’ Medicare offers this payment option when you are unable to make the payments yourself, helping you avoid going into debt or taking out loans to cover the cost of your medical care. These payments are made with the ‘condition’ that they will be repaid once you have funds available.