Who Pays Your Medical Bills After an Accident?

man pointing to pain from an injury on his back with doctor's hands on his back to check
Medical care isn’t cheap and can end up costing a great deal of money.

How Do I Pay for My Accident Injuries?

To recover from an injury or to save your life, you may need to receive medical treatment. Among the medical attention often necessary are hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, adaptive medical devices and others. Medical care isn’t cheap and can cost a great deal of money. In addition, even if you have a health insurance policy, you will still have to pay some of those costs out of pocket. It’s difficult enough to recover from an injury, let alone be faced with rising medical bills and other losses. It is only fair that the negligent party who caused your injuries in a traffic accident, government claim, or another type of trauma be the one to pay by filing a personal injury claim.

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Can I Obtain Medical Compensation After an Accident Injury?

In the event that you settle or your case goes to civil court, the person or entity responsible for your crash or accident should pay for your medical expenses. In addition, the at-fault party’s insurance company should compensate you for any future medical expenses you will incur because of your injury. In addition to physical injuries and wages, you lost due to being unable to work, you should receive compensation for emotional and psychological trauma as well.

You should also receive coverage for adaptive medical devices and transportation to and from your medical appointments. You should not need to pay for your medical treatment if another person caused your accident. 

How Can I Obtain the Compensation I Need for My Medical Care?

There are two ways to get compensation for medical expenses: Negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company or proving your case in court. Most of the time, the insurance company of the person who injured you will be responsible for paying your damages if you’re able to go outside the no-fault system. The insurance company will usually negotiate a settlement with you. 

Upon settlement, you lose your right to file a claim in the future. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you receive full payment for all of your medical expenses. Providing records and medical bills that show the total cost of your expenses helps you cover all of them, so you don’t end up having to pay any of those costs out of pocket. Expert testimony is also required regarding future bills.

As your settlement is negotiated, be aware that your health insurance provider may be entitled to some of the proceeds. Insurance companies may place liens on settlements they pay out or have “subrogation clauses” in your policy agreement. In essence, this means that it is possible for your health insurer to seek reimbursement for the medical bills you paid when you received your accident money from a settlement or verdict. 

Your injury lawyer can negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and handle payouts to your own insurer so you can get a fair settlement.

Roeser Law Firm – Helping You to Recover Your Medical Expenses

After an accident, personal injury damages should always cover all medical costs regardless of whether you settle with the insurance company or take your case to civil court. An experienced attorney is essential to protecting your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve. We at the Roeser Law Firm can assist you after an accident has left you injured and facing high medical bills. Call (202) 660-4070 or contact us online. We can help you get the compensation you deserve for your accident injuries. 

Zeke Roeser


3000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 660-4070