When injured in an accident, many people do not want their health insurance paying their medical bills. They think that the person who caused the accident should be paying medical bills as they come in. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in Massachusetts. Most times, the person who causes an injury doesn’t make any payments until the case is settled. In the meantime, doctors and hospitals want to get paid.
This is why most clients will use their health insurance to pay the bills. That is why they pay their health insurance premiums every month: their medical bills get paid as they go, and doctors don’t have to wait until the end of a lawsuit.
Of course, if you end up getting money in a settlement for medical bills that were paid by someone else, your lawyer will have to coordinate the payments to make sure the bills are paid properly. This process of making sure medical bills are paid properly is one of the many parts of a case that involve attention to detail so that every penny goes where it should.
If you’re injured, hiring a lawyer is important not only to make sure that bills are paid by the correct insurance company in the short term, but also to make sure that the settlement is allocated to the right places at the end of the case. At Marcotte Law Firm, we go through this process with each of our clients, regardless of the size.