I Was Hit By A Car While Riding My Bicycle. Will I Have To Pay For My Own Medical Bills Before The Claim Is Settled?

In most cases, the answer is “yes.”  In Louisiana, if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you will be responsible for your own medical bills and then will have to seek reimbursement from the at-fault person and/or their insurance company.  

If you have health insurance, you should use it to pay for doctor’s visits, even if they relate to the bicycle versus car accident.  You should also understand how much your health insurer has paid, as they will have an interest in being reimbursed once your claim is over.  

In some cases, a person may have medical payment or “med-pay” coverage under their own auto insurance policy, which would provide money to pay for medical care.  This would apply even if you were on your bicycle, since the accident had to do with a car hitting you.  But be careful, as if the med-pay coverage is used, your auto insurer will also look to be reimbursed from any settlement.

Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Bicycle Or Pedestrian Accident?

If you've been hurt in a pedestrian or bicycle accident you need to speak with an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer as soon as  possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help families throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.

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