I Was Injured in a Car Accident – Who Pays My Medical Bills?

09 January 2023
Emily Bush
I Was Injured in a Car Accident – Who Pays My Medical Bills?

According to data compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, more than 58,000 motor vehicle collisions occurred throughout the state of Ohio in 2021. Unfortunately, accidents are very common, and if you or a loved one are injured after being involved in an accident, one of your first questions may be, “How am I going to pay for my medical bills?”

Ohio is a fault state, which means the driver who is at fault for the accident, is also responsible for your damages that result from the accident, INCLUDING your medical bills. However, this does not happen instantaneously; your medical bills are not sent to the at fault insurance company and automatically paid just because their insured driver is at fault. The claim must be resolved in your favor, and this can be a long and frustrating process.

Our experienced car accident and personal injury lawyers at Green Haines Sgambati Co., L.P.A. can assist you in presenting your injury claim to the at fault insurance company, at no up-front cost to you.

So, what happens to your medical bills while your claim is being processed?

If you have private health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, you may be able to use your health insurance to cover your medical costs while your settlement is pending. However, you may be required to reimburse your health insurer with proceeds of your settlement in a process called subrogation.

Our team of lawyers is very familiar with how the subrogation process works, and we work hard to pursue a resolution so your medical bills are paid, your health insurance is reimbursed, and you are fairly compensated.

If you were injured by a careless or distracted driver, the last thing you should have to worry about is your medical expenses piling up. Let us help you – call and speak to one of our attorneys today!


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