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When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it could take months before a settlement amount is agreed upon and the negligent driver’s insurance pays it out. In the meantime, medical bills are piling up.
First, you need to know if your state is a fault or a no-fault state. A “fault” state means the driver responsible for causing an accident must pay for damages; whereas, in a no-fault state, drivers are responsible for their own medical expenses regardless of who causes the collision. For instance, the state of Missouri is a fault state and the state of Kansas a no-fault state.
In a fault state like Missouri, does that mean you send your medical bills to the negligent driver? No, unfortunately, you are still the one responsible for paying these bills even while waiting for your settlement. That may mean you have to pay the bills out of pocket or find another way.
This is where it helps to have a personal injury attorney, someone who can help you understand what your options are, what needs to be done and when.
When you need a personal injury attorney, contact us at (877) 284-6600.
Insurance laws are different in each state, so where you live can have an impact. Even though Missouri and other states follow the at-fault rule, making sure your medical bills get paid is your responsibility.
The first place to check is your car insurance policy to see if you have medical payments or personal injury protection coverage. This insurance will provide benefits to the injured party no matter who caused the accident. Use it to reimburse yourself for medical bills you have paid or need to pay.
In general, the following options can be used in conjunction with MedPay/PIP to help pay those medical expenses while you wait for your settlement.
When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who will collect all the facts about your accident, assess your injuries and answer questions about concerns such as paying medical bills.
One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation review of your case.
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