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Who Pays for My Medical Bills After an Accident?

If you are pursuing a personal injury case against a person at fault for an accident, you are responsible for paying your medical bills. However, you can be reimbursed. Connecticut’s law requires for victims to pay for their injuries, but they can later get coverage for the damage that was done. This is done by filing a personal injury claim and trying to recover damages for the accident. Continue reading to learn more about how to receive compensation for your medical bills.

How It Works

In the state of Connecticut, you are responsible to pay for your medical bills. If the accident wasn’t your fault, then you can seek reimbursements from the person whose fault it was. However, you won’t get reimbursement until after the case is resolved. Most medical insurances have a system that gives reimbursements back to the victim after their medical treatments. They do not agree to pay as you go and wait until all the treatments are done to reimburse you the money that they owe. Some doctors will accept a letter of protection from an attorney that states you will pay at a later date. However, this is not always the case. If it is not the case, you have to pay upfront for medical treatment.

What To Do Next

If you are suffering from injuries from an accident, the first thing you have to do is get proper medical treatment. If you do not get proper medical treatment or do not do it soon after your injuries, the insurance adjuster may assume your injuries were not that serious. After getting medical treatment, you should consult a lawyer. Although you are able to settle some personal injury cases by yourself, it is not recommended. It is very helpful to have a lawyer. After you chose a lawyer, your lawyer will review your case and help you take the next steps and decide whether you need to file a lawsuit or settle. Make sure that you consult with a lawyer soon after your injuries because if your lawyer does decide that filing a lawsuit is the best option, it needs to be done within a certain time period depending on the state. 

Getting Help

If you or someone you know has found themselves in a situation where medical treatments are unable to be paid for, contact our office for more information. We can help find the right attorney to represent you and find the best way to proceed with your case. You can call us at (203) 208-3445 for more information.

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