If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Do not let the concern of how you will pay for your medical care stop you from seeking the proper treatment. If you wait to see a doctor, you may hinder your ability to receive damages for your personal injury because it may be more difficult to prove that the injury was related to the accident.
How Do I Pay for Medical Care for My Injuries Until I Settle My Claim?
Some accident victims believe they cannot seek medical care until their personal injury claim is settled. Unfortunately, by the time the case is settled, your injury may be far more severe than if you had received proper medical care immediately following your injury accident. The best way to pay for your medical bills is to rely on other benefits and insurance coverage that you hopefully have already. If you have benefits such as health insurance through your job or a private provider, active military benefits, workers compensation insurance, automobile insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, you need to utilize those benefits to cover medical expenses until your personal injury claim is settled. Upon reaching an agreement for your damages, you will be able to reimburse the other types of benefits you have been paid if necessary.
If your injuries require you to miss work in order to recover, then you will have to rely on vacation pay, sick-leave time, personal days, workers compensation coverage, SSI benefits, auto insurance or temporary disability benefits. SSI and workers compensation will have to be refunded upon reaching a settlement for your personal injury claim.
How Do I Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney in Austin?
An Austin personal injury attorney at Shaw Cowart will investigate your case, compile a compelling case and fight for your rights in your personal injury claim. We work personal injury cases on a contingency basis. Contact us today for a free consultation.