How do my medical bills get paid?
If you have been injured in an accident, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of medical bills that you are receiving. Even simple medical treatments can be extremely expensive and put financial strain on an injured or ill person. How these medical bills ultimately get paid will depend on the type of personal injury case that you have.
In an automobile accident, your motor vehicle insurance will work in combination with your health insurance to pay your medical bills. In Massachusetts, every car that is insured is required to have a no-fault insurance plan, Personal Injury Protection (P.I.P.). P.I.P. covers the first $2,000 in medical bills, and if the injured person did not have health insurance or had Masshealth at the time of the accident, PIP will cover up to $8,000 in medical bills. P.I.P. can also cover a portion of your lost wages.
In a slip and fall case, your health insurance will pay your bills together with any medical payment coverage that a site of the accident has, if it is applicable. In other words, if you do not have health insurance, then the insurance policy of the business or premises owner might cover your medical expenses. Most business owners have Medical Payments coverage, also known as med pay, which usually pays a minimum amount, typically up to $5,000, toward the injured person’s medical bills.
Call the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199.
If you or someone you know thinks that you might have a personal injury claim or if you have more questions about personal injury, call Altman & Altman LLP. Altman & Altman is a Cambridge, Massachusetts law firm with an excellent reputation. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully handling all types of personal injury cases and we will work aggressively to make sure that your medical bills get paid. We know that this is probably a very difficult time for you and your family, and we will be by your side every step of the way to make sure that you are well informed, comfortable, and confident with the quality of representation that you are receiving. Call us today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available 25 hours per day, 7 days per week.