If you have been injured in a car accident, there are some very real and immediate concerns to deal with. First and foremost, of course, is obtaining the proper medical attention necessary and working towards the fullest possible recovery. An important secondary issue that many people struggle with is the question, “Who is going to pay for the medical treatment?”
The Party at Fault
Washington is what is considered by our car accident attorney Vancouver WA as an “at fault” state, which means the party who is deemed legally negligent for the accident is ultimately responsible for paying the damages. However, the payment of damages is required only at the conclusion of the matter and therefore does little to help pay the ongoing medical bills as they accrue.
Among the first considerations is the availability of health insurance. The injured victim may have coverage through his or her work or spouse’s employer or perhaps privately funded. If a claim is filed through an auto insurance policy, medical payments coverage may cover the bills. If the injury occurred in the course and scope of your job, worker’s compensation may be applicable. Finally, some people have the means to use their own resources to pay the medical providers until such time as damages are recovered.
Insurance companies make a living by delaying and denying; you need to level the playing field. Find your options for the best possible solution in your personal injury case.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney for Legal Advice
Navigating through the morass of a car accident claim requires experienced counsel. It may be possible for your attorney to arrange deferring paying your medical bills until a settlement is paid. To fully understand your rights and the options you may have if you have been injured in a car accident, call the Law Offices of Loren Scott Etengoff, a car accident attorney at (360) 693-2919.