Medical Care During a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured in an accident, your top priority should be to get medical treatment. Receiving prompt trauma care, keeping follow-up doctor appointments and getting all the medical care that you need are essential to recovering from your injuries.
The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. care about our clients and their ability to recover their health and financial stability after serious personal injuries. We know you are going through a difficult time in your life and we want to help if possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims. We offer personalized attention to each and every individual we serve. Our legal team includes members who speak Spanish and English. We can answer your legal questions in the language in which you are most comfortable.
We have prepared a video featuring attorney David Vtipil that offers a brief overview of the topics on this page:
How Long Do You Have to See the Doctor After an Auto Accident?
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident. If you do not require emergency medical treatment, you should visit a doctor or urgent care clinic within 24 hours of an accident.
Inform the health care provider of your injuries and how they occurred.
The longer you wait to seek medical treatment and the more time that passes, the more likely an insurer is to question your injuries and whether they were related to the accident. It is important to seek prompt medical treatment.
Communicating with Your Medical Provider
When you see a doctor, you should list all of your injuries related to the accident. Do not try to minimize or shrug off any injuries.
You also should inform the health provider of any pre-existing conditions that you had. In some instances, an accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, making it worse.
Should I Go to an ER After an Accident?
Seeking medical treatment should be your first priority after an accident. If your injuries are serious, you should go to the hospital and seek emergency medical care.
If the injuries that you sustained are life-threatening injuries, you may be transported by ambulance from the scene of the accident to the emergency room.
A doctor’s report provides independent documentation of your injuries. Medical records will be useful if you need to file a personal injury claim.
Insurance During a Personal Injury Claim
If you have health insurance, you should have the doctor and hospital file claims with your health insurance initially.
If you are injured in the workplace, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. You should report the accident to your employer and seek workers’ compensation benefits that pay for work-related injuries. If your employer disputes your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits, talk to a knowledgeable attorney at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. about your rights to compensation.
You should seek all of the medical care that you need and keep copies of your bills and insurance statements.
Who Handles the Medical Bills from a Personal Injury Accident?
You may assume that the insurance company of the individual or business that caused your injuries should pay your ongoing medical bills. But the other party’s insurance does not pay for your ongoing treatment.
When an at-fault insurance company agrees to settle a claim, the insurer only makes one lump sum payment to cover your medical bills and related losses, typically after you have completed your medical treatment.
In the meantime, you do not want your medical bills to be sent to collections or turned over to a debt collector if it can be avoided. You want to file claims with your health insurance.
Our attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. can help hold the insurance company accountable and help you pursue full compensation for your losses.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Our injury lawyers at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. can review the details of your accident and help you evaluate your legal options. If we believe that you have a valid personal injury claim, we will offer to handle your case on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe any legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you.
We will investigate your accident, gather your medical bills and evaluate all the expenses and losses you have suffered as a result of your injury. We will consult with your doctor to estimate the future costs of any medical care that you will need.
We will identify all of the at-fault parties and the insurance policies available to pay for your losses.
Once we have estimated all of your present and future expenses related to the injury, we will present a demand letter to the appropriate insurers. We will seek to negotiate a full and fair settlement.
If the insurer refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement, then our Raleigh personal injury attorneys will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and seek to hold the at-fault party and his or her insurer accountable in court. Our attorneys are skilled trial attorneys and will be prepared to advocate aggressively for you to receive full compensation.
Contact Our Raleigh, NC Injury Lawyers
It’s important to receive the proper attention after any serious injury, including dependable legal guidance.
Our knowledgeable Raleigh injury attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. will evaluate the details of your accident and talk with you about the steps you may take to pursue payment of your medical bills and other expenses. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, we understand that you are going through a stressful time. If possible, we want to provide experienced legal representation and help lift your burden. We want to have a positive impact in the life of each client we serve. Call to discuss your situation with an attorney. We offer a free claim review and no legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you.