In a personal injury case, obtaining compensation for medical bills and expenses is a critical aspect. If your injury was due to the negligence or misconduct of another person, you may have the right to seek full reimbursement for your medical bills and related expenses. Medical expenses are often classified as compensatory damages, which reimburse the victim for the money lost because of the accident that caused their injuries. General compensatory damages are available in nearly every injury case, including slip and falls, medical malpractice, car accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, whether through a car accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident, you may have reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit. In addition, if you were injured in an accident and filed a personal injury claim to recover the cost of medical bills, the health insurers that paid for these medical costs can file a medical lien once you have reached a settlement. The same goes for other personal injury accidents, such as being attacked by a friend or neighbor's pet or getting burned while on your premises. This is a wise decision, as your personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you on what is best for you to offer insurance companies.
If you recently suffered injuries in a personal injury accident, continue reading to learn who is really responsible for your medical bills, how to claim medical expenses, and how an attorney can help you. Medical bills can pile up after a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite, or just about any type of personal injury case. A personal injury lawsuit is supposed to return the plaintiff to the position they were in before the accident. Start by filling out Weinstein Legal's free, non-binding personal injury settlement calculator.
Follow your doctor's recommendations for treatment and follow-ups, keep a detailed record of your treatment and bills, and talk to a personal injury lawyer. A medical lien is a claim for reimbursement for personal injury treatment and medical bills that can be attributed to the profits of the settlement. A personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the full extent of your losses, so there's nothing left unaccounted for. Whether you settle out of court or take your case to trial, personal injury damages after an accident should always cover all medical costs.
Call today to learn more about how the experienced personal injury attorneys at Weinstein Legal can help you in your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can work with your health insurer and the insurance company of the person responsible for your accident to ensure that your health insurer receives reimbursement and that you receive a full and fair settlement when all the money has been paid. There is no doubt that serious injuries caused by accidents will entail high medical expenses; however, even seemingly minor injuries can result in unexpected medical bills. If you decide to work with a personal injury lawyer, they will file the third-party claim on your behalf, so you don't have to bargain with the opposing insurance company.