You were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and now you’re getting a $900.00 bill in the mail for an ambulance ride. Why should you have to pay it and what if you don’t have insurance? These are questions that our Erie, PA car accident lawyers get asked all the time, and they stem from how confusion laws concerning car accidents can be.
In Pennsylvania, one’s own car insurance ordinarily pays for medical treatment arising out of a car accident, regardless of fault. There are, of course, exceptions, but normally you aren’t forced to pay out of pocket and your health insurance company isn’t the primary payer unless the medical payments coverage on your policy is exhausted. If you receive a medical bill in the mail after a car accident in Pennsylvania, you should probably forward this bill to your own insurance company before writing a check.
That said, if you were injured in a car accident, this isn’t something you should be handling on your own anyway. Anything you do and any paper you sign could potentially jeopardize your rights to make a recovery for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses you’ve incurred as a result of this crash. Before doing anything, you should contact a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer immediately for a free consultation.
Our Erie, PA law firm helps injured victims obtain compensation for their injuries after a car accident. In addition to helping our clients obtain settlements and verdicts, we help facilitate medical payments through auto insurance as part of our representation. Additionally, we only charge our fee on a portion of the recovery we make. If we don’t get you a settlement, we don’t charge a fee. Anybody can afford our services. If you were hurt in an accident, call our office for a free consultation at 814-5-452-6232. We’re located a block west of the Erie County Courthouse and have been helping victims throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania since 1985.