Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After an Accident?
Accidents can be extremely traumatic events, but they are usually over in a matter of seconds. It’s the aftermath that can drag on for weeks, months, and sometimes years. When you’ve been hurt in an accident, you are faced with a host of issues, and you might not know where to turn for answers to your many questions.
One of the questions you are probably looking for an answer to: Who will pay my medical bills after an accident?
Bringing a Personal Injury Claim for an Accident
Who pays for your medical bills after an injury will depend on the circumstances of your injury. For instance, if you are doing home repairs and your break your thumb with a hammer, you will probably have to pay for your medical bills yourself.
However, if you are visiting a neighbor and you break your leg after tripping on a loose tile, you might be able to get your neighbor to pay your bills, or at least get their insurance company to pay for them.
The reason you could sue your neighbor is because of negligence laws. When someone else was being negligent and brought about your injury, they could be required to pay for the damages you suffered, including cost of medical treatment.
Your neighbor’s actions could be considered negligent if they knew about the loose tile but did nothing to fix it. They should have reasonably suspected that someone could slip on the tile, and they should have neutralized the danger by either fixing the problem or warning you of it.
Damages You Could Receive
You are probably mostly concerned about getting your medical bills paid for after an accident, as they are one of the most expensive aspects of an injury claim. However, you have probably suffered other losses that could be added to your claim.
If you missed out on income because of your injury, you could add that loss to your claim. If you dealt with physical pain, mental trauma, and other issues, those losses could also be included. You could receive a settlement to pay for these issues by winning your claim.
Connect with a Personal Injury Attorney
Now you have an idea of who should pay your medical bills after an accident. The negligent party who caused your injury and damages could be required to pay for your losses. Call Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers at 225-387-2323 to receive a free case analysis. You can also reach our firm using the web submission form below.