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How Should I Handle My Medical Bills After an Illinois Car Accident?

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Getting into a car accident can be stressful for many reasons. In some situations, the crash may have been so severe that you sustained serious injuries that require medical care. Medical treatment is not free -- it comes at a cost. Who is responsible for taking care of these expensive bills after a vehicle collision? If you can prove that the other driver was responsible for causing the accident, he or she might be held liable for covering the costs of your medical care, the damage to your vehicle, and any other physical or financial harm you have experienced. However, even if the other driver is ultimately liable for your medical treatment and auto repairs, that does not mean the process of claiming this compensation will be simple. That is why it is essential to seek professional legal counsel to protect your rights for seeking damages. 

Seeking Medical Care After Your Accident

Receiving compensation after your auto accident is not a speedy process. A case can take months to settle, which is why you should not wait to get medical care for your injuries. In some cases, waiting to treat your injuries could severely damage your health and cause more issues down the road. You may have to file a claim under your own medical insurance or auto insurance policies and make any applicable copays in the meantime. 

For some people, this can be difficult to do, and it can put a significant strain on their finances. If you are unable to make a claim under your insurance policy, or if you are unable to pay the costs for your medical care, your attorney may be able to help you find medical providers that will allow you to receive care and defer payments until your case is settled.

Avoiding Lowball Offers

Determining how you will pay for your mounting medical bills can be stressful, and it can be tempting to take the first compensation offer that is made by the other driver’s insurance company. It is important to remember that the first offer is typically not enough to fully compensate you, especially if you have not completed your medical care or if it is likely that you will need ongoing treatment for your injuries. You should also keep in mind that a personal injury settlement should cover all of your losses, including time away from work, pain and suffering, and vehicle repairs, in addition to your past and future medical expenses.

Contact a DuPage County Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention right away. This sometimes means you will have to pay expenses upfront or out of pocket, but that does not mean the other driver is not still liable to cover those costs. If you have been involved in a collision, you should immediately contact a diligent Lombard, IL car accident injury lawyer who can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we will fight to recover damages on your behalf. Call our office today at 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Source:

http://insurance.illinois.gov/AutoInsurance/auto_other_co_claim.pdf

 

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