If you are involved in a Florida car accident and are seriously injured, an ambulance will transport you to a hospital for medical treatment, far beyond what the paramedics can provide roadside or in the ambulance ride. Even if you don’t have medical insurance, don’t be afraid. In accidents that are less severe with a minor injury, many victims have the option of denying medical treatment for fear of having to pay a sizeable medical bill. This is a huge mistake. Our car accident attorneys at Advocates USA always recommend victims get the medical attention needed and be transported to the hospital to treat their injuries. For more information and how an auto accident attorney can help, contact our West Palm Beach, Florida, personal injury and collision attorney by calling 1-800-872-4878 for your free consultation.
The process to follow after a car accident injury
- Seek medical attention
- Obtain evidence from the accident scene
- File a police report; if the police arrived at the scene, this would already be conducted.
- Contact your insurance company
- Hire a Florida car accident attorney
Save your medical bills for maximum compensation
To maximize the highest compensation for your car accident case, it must be proven that the accident caused your injuries. So how do you do this? It all begins when you seek medical attention after your crash. Medical documentation of your injuries provides this proof. Keep all bills and insurance documentation related to your medical care from the time of the accident onward. This includes records that describe ambulance and emergency services, doctor visits, chiropractor treatments, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, medications, and therapy. All costs reflected in these documents may constitute elements of damages owed to you by the party at fault in a car accident.
You may be tempted to avoid the doctor because you are only a little sore or have a few bumps and bruises. However, many common life-threatening car accident injuries show no symptoms for hours or days after an accident. Have a doctor or chiropractor immediately examine you for these types of damages to protect your health and legal rights. If you need help or advice, we want you to know that the Florida accident attorney is available 24/7 to help and guide you after your car accident.
To obtain adequate compensation for expenses related to injuries sustained in your car accident, you must provide documents that support your claim. The more proof you provide, the more likely you will receive every penny of the compensation you deserve. Our West Palm Beach and Florida state car accident and personal injury attorneys can advise you on your treatments and the importance of saving all your treatment bills. For more information contact us at 1-800-872-4878.
Who pays for medical treatment after a car accident?
When you are involved in an accident and suffer injuries, medical attention is required, and concerns immediately pass through your head. I don’t have insurance; how am I going to pay for the treatments, my insurance won’t cover all the medical costs, or, the accident wasn’t my fault, who will pay for the medical expenses? Since Florida is a no-fault state, all drivers are required to hold a PIP policy. Under this policy, if you suffer injuries, your insurance will cover the cost up to your allotted amount. Any medical expenses over your policy amount will have to be paid out of pocket. If you suffer severe injuries, you will most likely exceed your policy amount between the ambulance ride, hospital stays, treatments while in the hospital, doctor visits, rehab, medical equipment, and future medical treatments. The costs add up quickly.
If you suffer severe injuries due to no fault of your own, as mentioned above, it is wise to contact our West Palm Beach, Florida, car crash attorneys so we can help you file a claim. Filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries will allow you to get the compensation you deserve so you can get your life back on track. In addition, compensation will allow you not to stress the financial impact this has caused; instead, you can focus on recovering.
Our law firm at Advocates USA has an extensive network of specialists that we work with, and they are reasonable when it comes to these complicated situations. The doctors know very few patients have the money upfront to pay for treatment and their priority, like ours, is to ensure you get on the road to recovery. Working with an aggressive and experienced law firm, doctors are understanding and patient when it comes to paying your medical bills. In addition, we will fight for your legal rights and help get you compensation for your injuries.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, call our Florida car accident attorneys at Advocates USA immediately at 1-800-872-4878. We serve the entire state of Florida, up and down the coasts and in between. If we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay anything for the attorney’s time. Personal injury victims are our number one priority.