If you have been in an accident that required medical attention, whether as a result of personal injury, workplace injury, or car accident injury, the financial responsibility can be detrimental. Medical attention is often necessary when an accident occurs. We always urge our clients to seek necessary medical attention right away. Doing so helps the healing process begin as well as any case we may be putting together.
While we may understand that medical care is essential, considering the financial responsibility that can come with is intimidating. You should know that your attorney can and should help you with this, here’s how.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
One of the most important tasks when it comes to dealing with hefty medical bills is dealing with insurance companies. If you have been in a car accident, you should have insurance as well as the other driver(s) involved. If you have been injured on the job, your employer should have Worker’s Compensation insurance. If you have experienced a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation through a related insurance company. A similar situation can be found in the case that you’re injured personally, you may have your own medical insurance that should cover at least part of your medical bills.
Dealing with insurance companies can be a nightmare, especially when you are seeking compensation. Insurance adjusters are trained to keep as much money as possible within the insurance company. This means that most claims are not compensated fairly let alone to their fullest. Your attorney will know how to handle these types of situations. They will work with you to get the information needed in order to do what needs to be done to get fair compensation for you and your medical costs.
Negotiating Your Medical Bills
You can opt to do this yourself, you can very well reach out to the medical providers that you saw for your injuries and work with them to lessen your financial burden, however, you may find difficulty reaching a doable number.
Depending on the specifics of your case, negotiating your medical bills may be a tactic that your attorney will utilize to lower your medical costs. This often occurs after a settlement has been determined. Using the details from your case, your attorney will provide evidence and a strong argument to use as an aide to their negotiations with the providers. With their experience, your attorney will likely have more success with negotiating your costs down.
All-in-all, an attorney has experience dealing with difficult companies or individuals that want as much money as possible. Throughout their career, your attorney will have acquired industry knowledge, skills and experience that will ultimately prove to be of great value to your case, whether it be personal injury, workplace injury or an auto related injury.
It is in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys at Pipas Law, please call us today.