No Virginia personal injury lawyer is going to pay your medical bills for you. In fact, if you’ve got a simple Fairfax accident case with minor injuries or property damage, you may not even need a lawyer – but you still need those medical bills paid.
While ultimately the other drivers’ insurance company or property owner’s homeowners/business insurance should pay your medical expenses, you will likely have to wait before you see that settlement check.
In the meantime, your health insurance or your car insurance may pay your expenses in the meantime. Submit the bills to both and see what they say. Depending on your coverage they may pay all, some, or none of the bills.
In some cases, when you have no alternate insurance to pay your medical bills, and you are trying to settle your case on your own, you may be able to work out a deal with your doctor. They will provide the necessary treatment and charge you the full amount, but you will pay once your settlement is reached. Not all doctors and hospitals do this, so it’s not something you want to rely on.
Keep a case file of what bills come in, who you submitted copies to, whether or not they were paid, and how much was paid. Also, keep track of any personal expenses or payments you make – this will be important to support your settlement demands.
A Basic Fairfax Accident Case May Settle Without a Lawyer
If you think you’re ready to handle your accident case on your own I encourage you to visit my website and download a FREE digital copy of my book, Get It Settled! The Accident Victim’s Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring a Lawyer. Of course, I won’t leave my clients hanging in the wind – if you think you need a Fairfax injury lawyer to help settle your case, contact Ben Glass Law at 703-591-9829 to set up a consultation.