Who Will Pay Your Medical Expenses After An Auto Accident?
“The other driver caused the accident. Shouldn’t that person pay my medical expenses?” An auto accident is a terrifying event, but it doesn’t take long to go from fear to frustration. It is not uncommon for a car crash, even a seemingly minor fender-bender, to lead to serious injuries. You might feel just fine right after the collision, but within a few hours or days, the pain sets in. Eventually, you end up at the doctor’s office, only to find out that you have sustained significant injuries. Now you are facing a mountain of medical bills – what do you do?
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, our attorneys are ready to help. Please call Rousseau & Ross today at 603-212-1176 for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Medical Expenses And Car Accidents
The law states that the negligent party in an accident must pay all reasonable medical expenses related to the car crash injuries. Determining negligence can be complex and will vary depending on the situation, though negligence can often be tied to actions such as driving while distracted, driving while intoxicated, or driving in a reckless manner. What types of medical expenses would apply? Many costs might be considered part of your care and treatment following the crash. Expenses related to the following may qualify:
- Emergency room visit
- Treatment in the ER
- Hospital bills
- Medical treatment
- Physical therapy
Sometimes, there is a discrepancy regarding whether the medical expenses were actually related to the car accident injury. The insurance company might employ the assistance of outside doctors in an attempt to prove that your medical expenses had nothing to do with the accident.
Get the Help You Need After An Auto Accident In New Hampshire or Vermont
At Rousseau & Ross, we have the skills and resources to help you with your accident case. We know the common problems that arise when attempting to settle with the insurance company and we will step in on your behalf to ensure you are treated fairly. You don’t have to face these challenges on your own.