In many instances, when a person who is involved in a personal injury case does not have a means by which he can pay his medical bills as they are incurred, many hospitals, physicians, and other medical facilities will wait to be paid for their services until the case is resolved by way of either a settlement or a courtroom verdict. However, it is crucial that you advise all of your medical providers early-on in the process if you do not have any insurance or any other financial means by which to pay your pending medical bills.
A skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will likely have a policy in place that ensures that certain amounts of money will be withheld from the settlement or court verdict so that your doctors and any other related medical facilities are paid in a timely fashion. Specifically, most physicians and medical facilities require their patients to sign a form that will allow their attorneys to hold back a sufficient amount of funds from the settlement proceeds to pay any related medical bills directly.
If another party was the cause of your injuries, you may be wondering why that party’s insurance company won’t automatically pay your medical bills as they are incurred. There are a variety of reasons for this, one of which is because they do not want to pay out a great deal of money for your medical bills and still end up having to fight an unfair or excessive demand from your attorney at the time of final settlement. Simply put, the insurance company does not want to spend a sizeable amount of money on medical bills and then be faced with the possibility of having to defend a court case.
In addition, the majority of insurance companies typically want to settle a claim with one lump sum of funds. Thus, most liability insur ance companies will wait for your attorney to send a demand letter and then try to end the case all at one time with one payment. If you need an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney, please call the DA&D Law Firm at (800) 257-6666 for a free consultation.