Being injured in any kind of accident is a miserable time — especially when the accident wasn’t your fault and now you’re faced with escalating medical bills and ongoing injuries. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, the next steps can sometimes be hard to understand and even know what you’re entitled to.
We previously covered a similar topic offering information on what to do if you’ve been in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault and now you’re facing unexpected medical bills. Having any kind of unexpected accident is often very traumatic and painful as it leaves you with often ongoing pain and suffering long after the event.
Depending on a few factors such as the severity of your injuries, where on your body you’ve been hurt i.e your neck or arm, and even what speeds the vehicle was traveling, your legal needs will be slightly different. For example, if you’ve suffered soft tissue damage in your neck or back and the accident happened in the state of Arizona, you may be entitled to further legal compensation for future medical bills.
How will my injuries be calculated in my accident case?
Severe brain injuries or injuries that are considered life-changing will also be treated differently, as your attorney will begin to build a case on your behalf, taking into consideration just how much your injuries may have impacted you. As the accident was the fault of someone, your lawyer will work hard to ensure your case receives the right kind of compensation for the injuries you’ve endured.
It’s also important to remember your mental suffering will be accounted for in your legal case as part of your ongoing life changes after the accident. As part of a recent change in the law in Arizona means your lawyer will consider the mental impact when assessing your pain and suffering.
How can I afford to pay for these unexpected medical bills upfront?
Depending on how much your injuries have affected your abilities to work or you’re faced with growing medical bills, make sure to use your health insurance first before claiming back all costs on your medical bills. If you don’t have health insurance, do not panic- you can still receive medical treatment for an accident that wasn’t your fault and cover the bills.
If possible, make sure to use a medical lien which is a loan designed to cover unexpected medical costs until your case is settled. The main thing is to remember- the accident wasn’t your fault so the medical costs will be covered too. Read more about receiving payment after an accident that wasn’t your fault here, and protect yourself from any further financial burdens or stress about mounting debts.
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