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Who Covers my Medical Bills after an Accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, you are likely worried about how you are going to pay for all of your medical bills and expenses.  You will likely incur medical expenses right after the accident, while a court case can take some time to settle.  Furthermore, in many situations, injuries may require take weeks or months of treatment, or even life-long ongoing care for those who suffer permanent disability.  You may wonder how you are going to continue to cover your ongoing medical bills that may last after you settle your court case.  While no two situations are exactly the same, you always want to have an experienced personal injury attorney in Coweta County helping you with your case so you can handle all of your medical bills.

 

After an auto accident, your medical bills may be covered by the insurance company.  Georgia is a “no-fault” state, meaning your automobile insurer will pay your medical bills up to a certain capped amount whether the accident was your fault or not.  The minimum coverage will pay up to $15,000 per person or $30,000 per accident.  You will be responsible for your medical expenses above the insurance coverage amount.

 

Furthermore, you can file a personal injury claim to try to receive a settlement that should cover some or all of your expenses.  While you will receive one lump sum, you want to make sure you factor in all potential future medical treatment that will be required.  If you do not settle your case for enough money to cover all future medical expenses, the defendant will not be required to pay more in the future.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

 

Getting injured in an accident can be an expensive ordeal.  You want to make sure you have an experienced accident attorney who knows how to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve so you be off the hook for expensive medical bills.  Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 for help.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia