Keeping Track of Your Bills

Your Orange Park accident lawyer will instruct you to keep track and maintain your medical bills. You must handle them with care, as such documentation is important evidence of your injuries and the costs incurred to treat them.

Your Orange Park Accident Lawyer Will Expect You to Save and Maintain Your Bills

To prevail in your personal injury case, you must keep constant track of your medical bills and save them for potential use at court later. Listed below are some tips your Orange Park accident lawyer will provide you on how to best manage your bills: Obtain a medical bill after you receiving treatment from a doctor or hospital. Request and obtain medical bills after visiting medical professional and facility. Also, make record of the time, date, and place of your visits. Save all of your prescription bills. Your Orange Park accident lawyer will stress the importance of holding onto receipts of your prescriptions and medicine that you purchased from drug stores. Use a chart that details the dates of doctor visits, costs of medical bills, and purchases of medication. With the help of your Orange Park accident attorney, create a unique chart that contains information related to your medical expenses, such as:
  • the date of your medical treatment or purchase of medication
  • the price of medical bill for medical service or treatment
  • the method of payment (example: insurance, your own money)
This chart will serve as an accurate record of medical bills for treatments necessary for your injury. Your Orange Park accident attorney must have a copy of each medical and prescription bill, or other bill related to your injury. If a settlement is imminent in your case, be sure to give your lawyer copies of your medical bills and a summary. In all likelihood, your lawyer will obtain copies of bills from the medical facilities, but you should offer him or her copies just in case. Keep in mind that you risk your case settling for significantly less than it is worth if your lawyer does not have an accurate record of all your medical bills. Save a record of medical bills even if they are administered by health insurance carrier. Even if a health insurance company or your employer has paid your medical bills, you should keep your personal copies. Don’t forget to give separate copies to your lawyer.

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To see what knowledgeable Orange Park accident lawyers can do for you, please call the First Coast Accident Lawyers at 904-278-1000. The initial consultation is free.

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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