How do I pay my medical bills after an accident? Do I wait for the other person's insurance company to pay the bills?

The last thing that you want to see happen is to have your medical bills go into collection.

Yes, the person who hit you is ultimately responsible for your medical bills if they were negligent.  However, their insurance company is not going to pay your bills one bill at a time.  They will pay a lump sum amount at the end of the case.

You should claim your medical bills with your own health insurance company and use your medical payments provision under your car insurance policy to pay the bills.

Sometimes, if you have no health insurance and no medical payments protection on your car insurance, a health care provider will accept an assignment of their claim and give you the care now on the promise that they will be repaid when your case settles.

This can be complicated. If you do not have health insurance, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Virginia to walk you through this situation.

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Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney