When you’ve been injured in a car accident, the first thing you should always do is seek medical treatment. It’s important to visit the doctor even when you think your injuries are minor because some accident-related injuries will not be immediately apparent. Usually when you’ve done this, your health insurance will cover your visit. One of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury lawsuits is whether or not you can pursue compensation when your medical insurance has already covered your initial medical expenses.
Impacts of Health Insurance on Medical Bills
When medical insurance has already taken care of initial bills, it’s still possible to hold the responsible party liable for these medical expenses. If you are successful in getting reimbursed, then this monetary amount will be awarded to the insurance company that paid your bills. Any amount received that is higher than what your insurance company paid will be given directly to you.
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The major drawback of this system is that it discourages individuals from pursing lawsuits when their insurance has already paid for their care. The insurance company is likely to obtain a majority of the compensation award, and lawyer fees often take up a portion of the remaining compensation.
The impassioned attorneys at Andres & Berger understand our client’s position as injured victims. We are dedicated to charging minimal fees to ensure your maximum compensation. We hope that you aren’t discouraged from seeking your rightful compensation because you may be eligible for compensation for other damages including physical pain and suffering, property damage and punitive damages. When you are ready to begin working on your case together, contact the law offices of Andres & Berger at 856-437-4080.
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