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Can I Recover for My Medical Bills After a Georgia Car Accident?

December 19, 2015

If you have been injured in a car accident, one of your first thoughts is likely "who will cover my medical bills?" Depending upon the severity of your injuries, automobile accidents can lead to considerable medical bills, including bills for surgery, doctor's visits, medication, physical therapy, and more. Determining who will pay for these large sums can be complex.

The Georgia auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, meet many new clients who are concerned about covering their medical expenses. We thoroughly assess our potential client's case to determine whether they are entitled to coverage for medical and other expenses.

Who Picks Up the Bills?

If you are injured in a car accident, it is important to note that you should always seek medical attention as your well being and even life could depend upon it. After your injuries have been treated, you can then start to assess how your medical bills will be paid for.

Payment for your medical expenses will depend upon the circumstances of the crash, among other factors. Your health insurance may cover some or all of your medical bills. Coverage will depend on whether you were at fault for the accident.

In general, insurance companies will not cover all of your medical expenses stemming from a car accident. For this reason, many car accident victims will file a personal injury action against the other driver involved in the crash. For this, you will need the assistance of an experienced automobile accident attorney who will examine your case and be able to further advise you as to your right to receive compensation for your medical bills.

What Medical Bills Might Be Covered?

If the other driver acted negligently in causing your accident, you can generally seek compensation for all of your medical expenses associated with the crash. This may include:

• ER bills
• Doctor's visits
• Follow up care
• Surgery expenses
• Medication
• Braces or other devices used in your care
• Future medical expenses
• Future surgical expenses
• Rehabilitation costs

While the other driver's insurance is the primary means of recovering for your medical expenses, there are other avenues for compensation. These include your own car insurance, health insurance, and Medicare or Medicaid. It could potentially also include workers' compensation if you were on the job at the time of your car accident.

Contact a licensed auto accident attorney as soon as possible to obtain personalized advice regarding your potential car accident case. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can obtain the coverage you need to handle your medical costs stemming from the accident.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Georgia Automobile Accident Attorneys of Distinction

If you or a loved one is injured in an auto or other traffic accident, contact the Georgia Automobile Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our experienced law firm is dedicated to assisting injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We have over 38 years of experience and strive to provide you with the outstanding representation you need to mount your strongest case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.



Category: Auto Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.