Living through a serious car accident in San Diego can make you thankful for surviving but it can be extremely stressful to cope with the financial aftermath if you do not have health insurance. If you have recently been injured in a San Diego car accident and you do not have health insurance, you may be curious as to who is responsible for paying for your medical treatment.
You may be able to pay for your medical bills or other damages associated with a legal personal injury claim if you are successful in a lawsuit. But this could take some time and you may be concerned about the immediate pressure to pay your bills in the short term. Unfortunately, if you get into a car accident, you are usually responsible for paying your medical bills as you incur them.
Even if the other individual is clearly at fault, this other person is not necessarily responsible for paying them as you incur these expenses. That being said, however, you may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to protect you from the financial consequences of paying your medical bills after an accident caused by someone else.
Depending on the circumstances in your individual case, there may be other options for paying your bills such as working out payment arrangements or seeing if you qualify for Medicaid. In any case, keep copies of any and all receipts associated with your medical bill payments as you may need to present this when you do choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. This situation is unfortunate and extremely stressful but it is all the more important to get insight about your options and to determine whether or not you may have the grounds for a personal injury claim.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines