Paying Medical Bills After a Car Accident

If this is the first time you have been injured in a car accident, you probably have questions about how you will pay for medical bills and other expenses. At the law firm of Sokol & Foster in Portland, our attorneys have helped hundreds of accident victims in Oregon and southwestern Washington deal with issues such as medical bills, lost wages and vehicle repairs. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions.

Who Pays My Medical Bills After an Accident?

If the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, his or her insurance company is responsible for your expenses. Our lawyers can seek compensation for all losses you have suffered, including past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Even if you were partially at fault, you may still have the right to recover damages from the other person's insurance company.

How Will I Pay Medical Bills Before My Case Is Resolved?

It takes time to resolve a personal injury case. In the meantime, you will need to find another way to cover medical bills. One option is your personal injury protection coverage. You may also have the option of employer health coverage, Medicare or Medicaid. If you don't have health coverage, our lawyers can help you find a doctor who will provide you care during the pendency of the lawsuit.

Our lawyers will evaluate your options and help you make the best choice.

If I Pay Medical Bills Though My Employer's Health Plan, Will I Have to Reimburse Those Expenses From My Settlement or Award?

Your employer's health plan will expect you to pay those bills with the proceeds of your personal injury recovery. Medicare and Medicaid also will expect reimbursement from your recovery. Our lawyers will negotiate with your insurance company to help you keep as much money as possible.

For the Answers You Need After an Accident

For more information about paying medical bills after an accident, call 503-575-9683 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.