Pedestrian versus car accidents can lead to very serious injuries or even death. For an injured pedestrian, medical bills can quickly pile up. But who pays them?
Even if the driver is at fault for causing the accident, their insurance company is not legally required to pay for your medical expenses as the bills come in. Instead, the insurance company will want to settle for one lump sum which includes not only your medical bills, but also your other damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and lost wages. Typically, a settlement occurs when the injured person has finished medical treatment.
So, what do you do with the medical bills piling up? If you have health insurance, the best option is to use it. If you do get compensated for medical bills from the at-fault insurance company, your health insurer will likely request reimbursement for the bills it paid.
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.