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Who pays your bills after a crash?

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2021 | Car Accidents

If you are hurt in a car accident that takes place on a West Virginia road, you may be entitled to compensation. A financial award may help pay for medical bills related to your accident injuries, lost wages and lost future earnings. You may also receive compensation to help you buy a new car, refurbish your home or hire someone to perform tasks that you can no longer do on your own.

Who pays for treatment costs incurred immediately after the crash?

Ideally, you will see a medical professional as quickly as possible after an accident takes place. This is because you may have suffered a concussion, broken bones or internal bleeding in the crash, but you likely won’t notice the symptoms of these injuries for several hours after the wreck. Delaying treatment could increase the long-term health impacts that they may cause.

However, it’s important to note that you are initially responsible for paying any costs related to seeking treatment. If you have already hired an MVA attorney to represent your interests, this person might convince a service provider to hold off on collecting what it is owed until your personal injury case is resolved.

Who pays for other costs that you might incur after an accident?

Your auto insurance company will pay for any damages that are covered under your existing policy. Afterward, it may try to obtain reimbursement from the other driver’s insurance company. If that doesn’t work, the insurance company may go after the other driver directly. Any other expenses that you incur that aren’t covered by that policy will likely be your responsibility pending the outcome of your case.

If you are involved in a car crash caused by another person’s irresponsible actions, it may be a good idea to contact an attorney. They may use medical bills, credit card statements or other documents to show that you incurred financial losses directly related to the accident. An attorney may also use witness testimony, a police report or other evidence to increase your chances of obtaining a favorable settlement.