Who is responsible for paying my medical bills and property damage? Why am I being billed for medical expenses when I wasn’t at fault for the accident?
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.
We recommend that you keep copies of these bills to help track how much you’ve paid, and determine the amount that will need to be recovered later. If you’re unable to pay your medical bills in full, or are uninsured, we recommend you make either a payment plan or other arrangements with your provider to avoid the bills from being forwarded to a collection agency. When you call us, we can even help manage the medical bills for your injury. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may take months to finish their liability evaluation and those bills could affect your credit score in the meantime.
If you’re unsure about the insurance company’s plans to reimburse your costs for medical care or property damage, contacting one of our experienced accident attorneys can help you determine whether it’s time to get legal help on your claim.