Medical bills have grown so expensive over the last decade that even if you have insurance, it can still cost you a lot of money. High deductibles, out of network charges- even a simple ambulance ride can start anywhere from $600- $1000; and that’s not including supplies, treatment, and distance traveled. According to the CDC, an average emergency room visit after a car accident can start at $3300. That means that you can end up with a bill averaging $5000 if you are even just slightly injured in a car accident. If you require extended hospitalization, your bill can easily reach more than $50,000 in a matter of days. If you are involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and was due to another driver’s carelessness or distracted driving, it doesn’t seem fair that you should drown in these medical bills. That’s where the personal injury lawyer from Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm can help.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
As soon as you are in a car accident, the very first thing you should do is make sure you are safe, as well as any other people who are in the car with you. Call the police as soon as possible and make them aware if you or anyone in the car is in need of medical attention. If you are able, make sure you get the other driver’s personal information as well as insurance information. If you or anyone with you can, take pictures of the scene and document any damage that has occurred as well as pictures of the surrounding scene.
If you have suffered serious injuries, you are not going to be able to do any of this. The first priority of anyone who has suffered serious injuries is to get better. However, as soon as you are able, get a loved or trusted person to go out and get the information you need. Keep records of your medical expenses, police reports, insurance claims, missed work days- anything and everything that is related to your accident and subsequent injuries.
Insurance Claims and Good Faith
Many times after a car accident, insurance companies will be quick to offer payouts to those who subsequently suffer injuries directly related to the said accident. Many people are quick to accept the offer, taking in good faith that the insurance company is calculating a fair settlement for their pain. Unfortunately, the reality of most of these claims are not calculated to include your pain and suffering- they are calculated to pay out the minimum amount possible. That is why it is very important to contact a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will help you look over any settlement and determine whether or not it is a fair amount when applied to your experience.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
If it is determined that the settlement by an insurance company does not equate or cover the resulting trauma or injury resulting from the accident, a personal injury lawyer will get to work. They can put together a case that accounts for your trauma, injuries, medical expenses, etc.. Our personal injury lawyer at Rodrigo V. Ramos Law Firm is well versed in putting together such cases in order to fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Don’t Drown in Medical Bills – Contact Our Law Firm Today!
With today’s rising medical costs, it’s not fair that you end up in debt due to medical expenses related to an accident that was not your fault. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Make your appointment with a personal injury lawyer that knows how to fight for your rights. Call our offices today!