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Do You Have to Pay Your Medical Bills From a Personal Injury Settlement?

Posted by: Joseph Dang

If you’ve been in an accident, you know that medical bills can add up quickly. Settling these unexpected expenses is an important part of bouncing back to normalcy. However, it’s not as easy as it may sound. Paying these bills out-of-pocket can land you in a financial and legal disaster, especially if you’re not responsible for the accident. Instead, we recommend hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get a fair and timely settlement.

What Are Special Damages in a Personal Injury Settlement?

Also known as economic damages, special damages are the expenses incurred due to an accident, and they are the most significant factor in determining a settlement. Lost wages, medical fees, and funeral costs are some of the things that make up special damages. Usually, everything is added up to give the claim a monetary value, but you have to support these costs with solid proof.

General damages are best described as non-economic inconveniences. They include things like lost companionship, loss of enjoyment, and pain. Unfortunately, these issues are harder to value, but people get compensation based on general damages all the time.

What To Do Before You’ve Reached A Settlement

A no-fault coverage with auto insurance is the best way to settle medical bills before a settlement. This cover will pay for treatment costs whether you are at fault or not, but it’s usually more expensive than other auto insurance options. Ideally, no-fault insurance covers ambulance costs and everything else your doctor may think is necessary.

However, things can get pretty hairy for victims who don’t have this cover. That’s why you might want to contact an attorney in good time to help you wade through the murky waters of settlement claims.

Why You Need an Attorney

The average cost of an emergency room visit is $3,000 for non-serious injuries. But this amount can go even higher if you need specialized treatment, surgery, and long-term hospitalization. To be honest, most people don’t have that kind of cash lying around waiting for an emergency like this one to happen.

So, it’s super important to seek help from an experienced attorney, especially if the accident was not your fault. This professional will help you get the most compensation possible for the situation, and you don’t have to pay a dime before the settlement is successful. That positions you in a pretty good spot for fair compensation.

Get Help from JD Injury Law

It’s worth noting that the defendant’s insurance company will bring an experienced team of lawyers to the trial. So you can’t afford to get sloppy when choosing an attorney to represent you in a settlement case. 

JD Injury law specializes in getting people fair compensation for injuries, and we have been at it for years. We also don’t charge a single penny before the settlement, which says a lot about our confidence level. So this might be a great time to claim your free consultation by visiting https://www.jdinjury.com/.

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