One of the most stressful parts of a car accident is dealing not just with injuries afterward but the medical bills as well. In any event, it’s crucial that you make sure you receive proper treatment for your injuries whether they are short-term, physical, or mental. Although it might be difficult paying for medical treatment in the process, it’s important, for your sake and your family’s, that your health and well-being are the priority.
New York is a No-Fault State
Not all states in the U.S. are considered no-fault states, which can be a benefit or hindrance, depending on you look at it. For the most part, however, it helps when you have medical bills and need treatment. No-fault insurance typically means if you have minor injuries, your insurance will pay for treatment whether you are at fault for the accident or not. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that accepting treatment for injuries is not an indication in any way that you were responsible for the accident.
Additional Medical Bills
If you are in the process of negotiating, and your attorney is working on reaching a settlement in your car accident case, you likely have other medical expenses and bills that require payment. It is possible that your lawyer can contact the creditors and let them know you are working on a settlement. In this case, your creditors may hold your bills until you receive your settlement and can pay for them. This is just one of the reasons it’s important to have a qualified New York City car accident lawyer on your side.
Medical Bills to Consider
Although you have options for getting help in paying your medical bills, make sure you consider not just the medical bills you have incurred as a result of short-term injuries. Other medical bills that will need to be covered might include mental health treatment as well as rehabilitation services you might need in the future as part of your recovery. Even if it appears as though your current health concerns have been addressed, there can be others down the road that will also need to be paid. If someone else is responsible for those injuries, you shouldn’t have to carry the burden alone.
If you’re dealing with medical bills at any point of the car accident process, we can help ease the burden. Car accidents are difficult enough to recover from without the additional stress of finances. If you have questions or concerns about those medical expenses, contact Greenstein and Milbauer or call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) immediately.