Medical Bills in a Personal Injury Case
When you’ve been injured due to the negligence of someone else, it’s not uncommon to need financial help to foot the bill for medical costs and other unexpected expenses. And those bills wait for no one, even if you’re caught in a lengthy insurance battle. They can really add up regardless of the severity of your injury and resulting limitations.
Unfortunately, various ethical issues prevent attorneys from being able to loan their clients financial assistance during a trial. Ideally, an individual’s healthcare costs and other bills could be put on hold until they recover or reach a decision in their personal injury case, but that’s not a sustainable system for the companies providing those services.
You or your health insurance will be responsible for medical bills unless you’ve been in an auto accident that is declared “no fault”, in which case, your car insurance may pay for some of the medical bills. There’s often a pre-determined limit your car insurance provider will take care of in terms of medical bills, depending on your coverage package.
If you’ve been in an accident and are uninsured, do not have adequate coverage or a high deductible/co-pay, some healthcare providers will accept a “letter of protection” as a contract to receive treatment now to be paid with money awarded in a lawsuit.
An experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney can help you negotiate the terms of an agreement with a healthcare provider or point you toward the right option that will work for you. The lawyers of Huppertz & Powers, S.C., offer over 40 years of combined experience helping people get back to normal life as soon as possible after they’ve suffered an injury at the hands of someone else.