How Will I Pay Medical Bills After My Injury?

If you have been injured in an auto accident, a First Coast auto accident lawyer may be able to help you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages and medical expenses. While your lawsuit is ongoing, though, you will likely be receiving medical treatment and wondering how you are supposed to pay the medical bills you incur during the process. Your First Coast auto accident lawyer will discuss your options with you, but generally, they include:
  • Your current health insurance through your employer, or an individual plan you purchase yourself.
  • Your health insurance provided by your spouse (or spouse’s employer), or your parents if you are still a dependent and covered by their policy.
  • Medical payments insurance coverage through your auto insurance. This may apply if you were either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.
  • Your personal funds out of pocket, if you do not have sufficient insurance.
  • If the injury occurred while you were working at your place of employment, workers’ compensation insurance.
  • The liability insurance of the person or persons responsible for the accident; this would likely only be paid upon settlement of the case, rather than while you incur medical expenses.
Which of the above methods will be used to pay your medical bills will depend on the specific circumstances of your case and what applicable forms of insurance the parties in your case hold. If there is no insurance, save your bills to be paid later if and when your case settles. If you have more questions about your specific case, contact First Coast auto accident lawyer John Fagan for a free evaluation.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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