Under GA personal injury law, you may be entitled to the cost of your medical bills… but what does this mean? When you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, you may not know what to do with your medical bills. If you have health insurance you need to file with your provider, if you don’t have insurance you’ll want to keep records of any medical bills you receive.
There Are Many Kinds of Medical Insurance.
It’s important to know that there are many types of medical insurance. If you were injured in a car accident for example, and we were your Macon personal injury attorney, we would most likely try and get any medical coverage offered as part of the auto insurance of you or the person’s car you were in.
If you have medical coverage like health insurance, any medical bills would need to be filed with your provider – even if you do not have a case or don’t win your case, your insurance company has an obligation under Georgia personal injury law (and the law in general) to pay these bills. If you win your case you’ll have to pay back a certain amount of money to the health insurance company – but that’s a topic for another time.
Don’t Wait to File Your Medical Bills
As soon as you get them in the mail or if you get them when you’re receiving treatment (some medical care facilities will give you a copy of your bill on the spot), you have to file your bills. The sooner the better, this way you won’t incur any damage to your credit or even have lawsuits or judgments against you because of overdue medical bills. Even if you’re not sure you or your loved one that was injured in an accident has a case, you need to file them with the insurance company. These are the items a Macon personal injury lawyer can help you with.
But what if you don’t have health insurance? Sadly, sometimes we’re just not prepared when accidents happen. As soon as you receive your bill, look for a contact number on the bill. Call and ask them if they can offer you any relief for financial hardship – the amount stated on the bill is not always the amount you’ll have to pay. It’s important that you make arrangements and prevent any action against you for non-payment.