Yes. If someone’s carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to ask for help with every current medical bill and those bills expected in the future. A lawyer helps you earn the most compensation possible to pay your bills.
After taking a fall on a hazard left out at your apartment complex or being forced into a car accident by a careless California driver, you should never have to face your hospital bills alone. At-fault individuals and their insurance providers must be held responsible. A California personal injury lawyer collects the evidence you’ll need to force an insurer to provide full compensation for every medical invoice. Contact us to set up a free consultation to find out how to earn support for your recovery costs.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me Get Hospital Bills Paid?
The people around you and the businesses you visit each day all owe you a “duty of care” to keep you safe. They must act to prevent accidents that could hurt you. They must remove tripping hazards on floors and repair stairwells so you don’t take a painful fall. Drivers must avoid acting recklessly and sending you into a collision.
When these property owners, business owners, employers, and drivers ignore their duty and cause you to get hurt, they can be held liable. That means an at-fault party’s insurance provider should be responsible for the hospital and doctor bills you get in the mail.
Unfortunately, when serious injuries are involved, insurance companies can try every tactic they can to avoid accepting blame for expensive care. They can delay sending you a check in the hopes you’ll give up your efforts to earn support. Your California personal injury lawyer is your protection against these tactics.
Your lawyer fights to maximize your injury claim because not every victim gets the same size settlement check. The amount can depend on the strength of the evidence you have to back up your case and the negotiating skills of your lawyer.
Making mistakes during your dealings with insurance companies can rob you of valuable support and leave you facing enormous medical debt you may never be able to pay off. Having a legal representative is critical to the success of your case.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Your lawyer immediately begins investigating your accident and the people who caused it. Your lawyer determines who can be held liable for the accident and the recovery costs that follow. That could include more than one person or company.
Your attorney collects evidence to back up your case and leaves insurance companies no room to try to shift blame to you. This evidence includes accident reports, surveillance footage from the scene, witness testimony, and medical charts.
Your lawyer submits this claim along with a long list of every hardship you’ve faced since the accident. All hospital bills, physical therapy costs, and even non-economic damages must be included in order to boost the value of an injury settlement.
An insurance provider will attempt to offer you less than you need to recover physically and financially, but your lawyer will spot a “lowball” settlement offer and help you reject it and demand more.
Dealing with Health Insurance Bills After a Personal Injury Accident
Your California personal injury lawyer also represents you if your health insurance provider has covered your bills and then starts demanding payment in full from you. Your lawyer can work out a delayed payment plan and other options to protect you while you wait for an accident settlement.
There are times when doctors and surgeons will provide care on the promise of payment once an accident claim is completed. Your lawyer helps negotiate this arrangement so that you don’t have to stress about the cost of your care.
Common Injuries After a California Personal Injury Accident
Getting full compensation for every medical bill you have is critically important. You don’t want to lead your family into bankruptcy when hospital invoices go higher than your bank account. The insurance providers for a careless driver or a negligent landlord must be forced to take care of these debts.
But it’s not just your emergency room bill that will need to be paid. A traumatic injury can involve weeks in the hospital, months of physical therapy, and even additional surgeries.
If you suffer a permanent physical disability those debts could include a lifetime of home care, medical equipment usage, and even the loss of a career. Insurance companies must be accountable for these costs too.
The range of serious injuries that can result from a personal injury accident makes getting proper compensation all the more important:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Legs and Arms
- Fractured Hips
- Fractured Knees
- Skull Fractures
- Face and Dental Injuries in a fall forward
- Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries
- Soft Tissue and Organ Damage
Compensation Available for an Injury that Requires Hospital Care
When these injuries result from someone’s careless mistake, a personal injury lawyer begins work immediately. Your Attorney will be securing the money to pay for the best medical care available and the best rehabilitation services in the aftermath.
These and other damages must all be considered when your lawyer negotiates the size of your injury settlement check:
- Totals for your medical bills now and estimates on any potential medical care expected to be needed in the months ahead.
- The estimated cost of care and trauma experienced over a permanent disfigurement.
- The estimated cost of a permanent disability over a lifetime.
- Pain and suffering. This includes the emotional trauma patients go through. Victims may battle severe anxiety and depression when dealing with a debilitating injury.
- Past and future lost paychecks and benefits while victims are unable to work.
- Help paying the rent, credit card bills, utility bills, car payments, and other normal monthly bills you’ve fallen behind on while having to miss work.
- Support for personal property damage.
Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a personal injury accident, talk to Maison Law before speaking with any insurance representative. It’s a no-risk way to learn what you’ll need in an accident settlement to fully pay off your hospital bills and rebuild your life. You’ll know exactly what to demand from an insurance company.
Contact attorney Martin Gasparian to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation for your family. If you do require Maison Law’s help in getting what’s fair from an insurance company, you won’t need any upfront money. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then, our fee comes out of the settlement money you and your family receive.