How Will My Personal Injury Medical Expenses Be Covered?
Many personal injury victims are under the impression that the at-fault driver’s insurance will pay for their medical expenses while their case is pending. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The at-fault driver’s insurance will not pay for any of your medical expenses until your case is settled.
Your medical expenses, both past and future, are economic damages that can be claimed in a personal injury case. If the case is successfully resolved, medical expense damages will be included as a part of the settlement or judgment. The insurance company won’t pay anything toward your medical expenses until the end of the case.
How Should You Pay for Your Medical Expenses?
Since the other side’s insurance won’t pay your medical expenses during the case, you’ll have to find another way to pay for your medical treatment. How can you pay for your medical expenses?
The most common sources of funding include private health insurance, government health coverage, medical provider liens, auto insurance medical payments coverage, and out-of-pocket. However, not all these sources of funding will be available to every personal injury claimant, depending on the circumstances. You should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss how to pay for your medical expenses while your case is pending.
If you would like a free consultation regarding a personal injury matter, including issues relating to how to pay for your medical expenses during the case, please call Suits Litigation, Inc. at (408) 637-5413.