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How do I pay my medical bills after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2021 | Firm News

Dealing with injuries after a car accident can be stressful. In addition to the time you need to recover, the bills add up quickly, especially when you need ongoing treatment.

Also, you might not be able to work while you recover, leaving you and your family in a challenging situation. During times like these, you may need to look at creative ways to find support after an accident.

Here are some ways to cover your medical bills after an accident.

Personal resources

While you may not have enough money saved to cover your medical expenses, your friends and family might be willing to help. Crowdfunding could be an effective way to use social media and technology to get the support you need. Sites like Gofundme let you send or post a link that your loved ones can share and use to donate.

Insurance can help

It is important to remember that you may have coverage through more than one type of insurance. Depending on the plans you have for health and vehicle insurance, you might be able to cover a significant portion of your medical bills.

Also, depending on who was at fault for the accident and the other driver’s coverage, you might be able to get support through their car insurance, too.

Making a claim

When another driver is at fault for your car accident, you can also make a personal injury claim against them to get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses. When you make a personal injury claim, you could also get support for other costs, like lost wages.

There are many ways to cover your medical bills after a car accident, and it is important to be sure that you explore all of your options.