Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After an Accident?
When you’re injured in an accident, you can’t help but start thinking about the medical bills before you even get to the hospital. This shouldn’t be the case because you need to focus on what your doctors are telling you and your family as you decide on the course of your medical treatment.
Even when the immediate medical tasks are done, you need to heal comfortably without fear of becoming financially destitute.
To make sure you know what to expect about the legal process and getting the compensation you deserve, enlist the services of a Texas accident lawyer. The team at the Colley Firm, PC will explain every step and help you decide how to best move forward without losing ground on your medical bills.
Rules Depend on the Accident
How your medical bills get paid depends somewhat on the type of accident you were in. Each type of accident has its own quirks and rules.
The most common types of injury-causing accidents are the following:
- Motor vehicle
- Construction and work-related injuries
Motor Vehicle and Boating Cases
Texas is an “at-fault” state when it comes to car accidents, which means the person who caused the accident is supposed to pay for your damages through insurance, a settlement, or a personal injury win in court.
This means that, as you receive your bills, you are responsible for paying them. Some drivers, some property owners, and a few boaters will carry a medical payments policy in their insurance coverage that will help you out as you go along—but only up to a certain limit.
Construction and Work Accidents
Construction and workplace accidents will almost always be paid by your workers compensation coverage, but in Texas, companies aren’t required to carry workers comp insurance. If that is the case, then you have to pay the bills as they arrive and make sure you get full compensation in the end by working with a qualified injury lawyer.
Get a Complimentary Consultation
You don’t need to be afraid of the system if you have a Texas accident lawyer guiding you through the process. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your medical bills are covered after your accident.