Why aren’t my medical bills paid automatically by the insurer?
While it may seem logical for the person or insurer for the person who caused your injury to pay your medical bills as they are incurred, most insurance companies will not automatically pay medical bills. There are many reasons why this is the case. For example, an insurance company does not want to pay out a substantial sum for medical expenses, only to face a lawsuit in civil court at a later date.
Instead, the majority of insurance companies prefer to settle claims with one payment or sum. With this in mind, most insurers wait for a letter of demand from a Renton slip and fall lawyer. After the letter is received, the insurer will then attempt to settle the case with a single payment.
Will medical service providers wait for payment until my case is settled?
If it is not possible for you to pay your medical bills as they are incurred, the hospital, other medical facilities and doctors will wait for payment until your case is settled or for your court verdict. However, you should let your medical providers know as soon as possible if you are unable to pay for your medical expenses.
Will my lawyer make sure that my medical bills are paid?
In most cases, your lawyer will withhold funds from the court verdict or settlement to pay for your medical expenses. In order for this to happen, your medical service providers may require you to sign a form, known as either a lien or subrogation form, which allows your attorney to pay your medical bills using funds from the settlement.
Legal advice from a Renton slip and fall lawyer
If you have a slip and fall claim that you would like to discuss with a lawyer, please call the office of Edward K. Le, Attorneys at Law at (425) 336-2255.