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How To Pay Medical Bills After a Car Accident 

Getting into a car accident can be traumatizing. The results can be lasting, both physically, mentally—and financially. Medical bills can quickly get out of control. Most people do not have money in savings to pay for unexpected bills. So how do people pay for it all?

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Here is information about how to pay medical bills after a car accident:

It Depends On The Situation

Coverage for medical expenses related to a car accident can depend on the situation. Many people aren’t aware of their options, and it can cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. Knowing your rights and your options could help you get your life back on track after a car accident.

Your Car Insurance

It doesn’t matter who is at fault in a car accident, you have the option to use your own car insurance to pay your medical expenses. Personal Injury Protection or Medical Payments are an option to help you cover your medical bills. In Pennsylvania, all car insurance policies include Personal Injury Protection (PIP).

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Before you open a claim with your car insurance provider, talk to a local personal injury attorney for advice.

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Negligent Party’s Car Insurance

Each car insurance policy provides coverage for injuries caused by the driver. If your injuries were caused by another driver, it is possible to file a claim against their coverage.

If you need to file a claim against the at-fault driver, you should talk to a personal injury attorney first. A personal injury attorney can open the claim on your behalf and protect your interests.

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Health Insurance

The most common way to pay for medical expenses after an accident is through health insurance. When you use your medical insurance for car accident injuries, you will be responsible for co-pays.

Payment Plans

If you cannot afford your treatment after a car accident, it might be possible to set up a payment plan with the hospital or doctor. Most doctors are flexible if you show intent to pay.

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Getting Help With Medical Bills

Unexpected medical bills are a hardship for most people. If you need help figuring out how to pay for medical bills after a car accident, a lawyer may be able to help.

Free Consultation With An Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you get money after being injured in a car accident. There may be money available to cover your medical bills, lost income, or other expenses related to your injury.

Call Kane & Silverman for a free consultation with an injury attorney. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you. No win, no fee.