Clients often wonder why they or their health insurance company should be responsible for paying the medical bills they incurred due to the negligence of someone else while their claim is being processed. And it is a valid question, as the person responsible for causing you injury should ultimately be responsible for paying your medical bills caused by their negligent conduct.
But, the injured party has the burden of proving that the injuries sustained and the resulting medical treatment and bills were caused by the negligent conduct of another. And sometimes, this can take several months to several years to prove, for many reasons, including prolonged treatment of the injuries, a dispute over who is at fault for the incident and injuries, and a dispute over whether the injuries were due to the accident or a pre-existing condition.
Unfortunately, medical providers are not willing to wait months or years to be paid for the services they already provided. They want to be paid upon rendering the services, and rightfully so. So what should a client do to make sure there medical bills are timely paid and avoid them being turned over to collection?
Ultimately, the person at fault for your injuries and the resulting medical treatment is responsible for compensating you for the medical bills you have incurred. But, they do not have to pay the bills as they are incurred, and can wait until you complete treatment to fully evaluate your case and make you an offer, which can take months or years. Most of your medical providers will not be willing to wait this long to be paid. Make sure all your providers bill your health insurance immediately, to ensure that your medical bills are timely paid. You pay the premiums for health insurance, and you should demand that it be used when you need it most.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a car accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or due to medical error or nursing home negligence, contact us at 419-241-5500 or email us. We are happy to speak with you and discuss your case with you. We have helped thousands of Ohioans get the restitution they deserve with our 40+ years of experience helping injured victims in Ohio achieve great results.
Ohio law only provides you with a limited amount of time to settle your case or file a lawsuit. Don’t delay and let the responsible party walk away leaving you with thousands in unpaid medical bills. Contact the skilled attorneys at Lafferty Gallagher & Scott today!
The information contained in this blog post is general information, and should not be treated as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship exists between the reader and Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC without a signed Attorney Contract Agreement of Representation. Each case is unique and past results should not be treated as a guarantee of the results in your case.
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