The most important thing that you can do for yourself after a car accident is seek medical treatment. However, insurance companies often won’t tell you to get treatment because they don’t want to pay for it.
At The Howell Law Firm in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to meet with you and answer all of your questions about medical treatment, medical bills and other accident claim issues. We will do this at no charge and with no obligation to hire us.
Why You Should Receive Medical Treatment
Medical treatment is important to help you recover your health as fully as possible after an accident. Without treatment, you might not get better. Injuries can linger, affecting your ability to work and enjoy your life.
Medical treatment is also important to your legal case. When it comes time to resolve your personal injury case, you will need documented records of your medical treatment, including follow-up care and physical therapy. You might say you were injured, but the insurance company will not believe it unless your injury is documented by a doctor.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
Ultimately, the insurance company of the at-fault driver should pay for your medical bills. However, it will usually not pay these bills until your case is resolved.
In the meantime, sources of medical coverage may include your Personal Injury Protection coverage and your medical coverage through work. Our attorneys can also help you obtain medical treatment from a health care provider who is willing to provide your care now and accept payment once your personal injury case is resolved.