How Can a Lawyer Help with Medical Bills?
You are going to need to go to the doctor before you can take your case to court. The doctor, the doctor’s notes, and the doctor’s bills are some most important pieces of evidence you will need to prove that you were injured in the accident. That means that you must pay your medical expenses up front. An attorney can help you navigate this part of your claim as well as the legal stuff.
1. They can help you use your own insurance benefits to get started.
The attorney does not want to see you suffer. If you need medical treatment, like a major surgery, and you cannot pay for it, your attorney will look for ways to get you the care you need as soon as possible. That includes talking to and negotiating with your own auto and health insurance companies to get the process started. If you have purchased MedPay coverage, your attorney can help you claim those benefits.
2. They can help you find medical providers sympathetic to your cause.
More likely than not your attorney has dealt with cases like yours before. They have worked with medical providers on other cases, and can refer you to one them. They will wait for your settlement or put you on a payment plan you can afford.
3. They can help you avoid medical debt.
The attorneys at the advocates employ several medical bills specialists. They can help you get the care you need, and deal with the bills before you receive a settlement. Their goal is that every client makes it to a settlement without financial catastrophe.
4. If you win, your settlement will cover your medical bills.
The most important thing an attorney can do for you is to get a settlement. Your settlement should include compensation for all of your past medical bills and the estimated cost of any medical treatment you will need in the future related to the accident.