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Do I Have to Pay Medical Bills from My Settlement?

Filed under Car Accident, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Cases, Personal Injury Education

After a car accident, you may be left with serious injuries. To totally recover and return to your pre-accident condition, you will likely need various medical treatments and medications. The good news is that if the crash was not your fault, the negligent party’s insurance company should be compensating you for your medical bills through an insurance settlement.

If you’re asking, “if you’re responsible for these out- of pocket medical costs?” or “do I have to pay medical bills from my settlement?” contact an experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer at Paul Padda Law. When you sustain injuries in a crash that was the result of someone else’s negligence, we can help. Our firm can increase your chances of securing the fair and full compensation you may be entitled to.

Call Paul Padda Law at (702) 366-1888 or contact us online today. We offer free, no-risk initial consultations and there will be no cost to you unless you recover compensation.

What to Do With Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

Once you visit a doctor or a medical professional for treatment, you will start receiving medical bills, either after your appointment or in the mail. It is important to keep track of all of your medical bills in one safe spot and to send copies to your lawyer. This way, you and your lawyer can easily identify the total amount of medical expenses you have incurred.

You can expect your lawyer to send copies of all of your medical bills to the negligent party’s insurance company. This will help the insurer understand how much they will need to pay for your medical bills and ensure you aren’t left with costly out-of-pocket expenses.

Since medical bills can make their way to collections and potentially damage your credit score, it’s a good idea to let your medical providers know that you are actively pursuing a settlement. Find out whether they can put your account on hold until your case is resolved and you have received the funds you need. Understand that even though the bills may not be your fault, you are responsible for keeping track of them and handling them properly.

Will I Be Required to Pay Medical Bills with My Settlement?

Under the subrogation right in Nevada, private and government health insurance companies have the right to be reimbursed once you collect a settlement. However, the subrogation right is only relevant if you recovered money from another party. If you lost your lawsuit or your settlement is not large enough to cover your medical bills, your health insurance company does not have the right to be reimbursed. In these cases, your insurance company may seek a recovery on your behalf.

Why Should I Hire a Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer

The truth is that insurance companies are in business to make money. Therefore, they may offer you a settlement that does not fairly compensate you for all of your medical bills and other damages. By working with our highly skilled Las Vegas car accident lawyers, you can ensure your medical bills are properly documented and paid, once you recover the fair and full compensation that you deserve. A Las Vegas car accident lawyer gives you the best chance to focus on your medical treatments and overall recovery as they handle the legalities and fine details of your case.

Injured in a Las Vegas Car Crash? Contact Paul Padda Law

If you’ve suffered injuries after a Las Vegas car accident that was not your fault, it is time to reach out to Paul Padda Law today. We can help you determine liability, negotiate with the responsible party’s insurer, and make sure you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve for your medical bills and other damages.

Call us at (702) 366-1888 today or submit the details of your accident and injuries online to set a free, no-risk consultation.

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Paul Padda, a former federal prosecutor, is the founder of Paul Padda Law: a law firm based in Las Vegas Nevada representing plaintiffs throughout the nation in personal injury and other civil cases. With over 15 years experience litigating in federal and state court, Paul has a proven track record of success, including obtaining one of the largest jury verdicts in Nevada history. A first generation American, Paul is dedicated and committed to helping his clients navigate the legal system and take on large and powerful interests. A lawyer who truly cares, Paul provides individualized and compassionate attention to each and every one of his clients.

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