A trip in an ambulance can cost more than $1,500.00. If you’re injured in a car accident, these medical costs can add up. Luckily in Massachusetts, almost everyone has coverage to cover some of these expenses. This is called Personal Injury Protection benefits, or PIP for short.
With this coverage, the insurance company of the car that you were in will pay the first $2,000.00 or $8,000.00 of your medical expenses. How the bills are processed depends on whether you have health insurance, and what type you have. However, when you combine your car insurance and health insurance, getting your medical bills paid properly can get very tricky.
Often, hospitals and doctors are either unable or unwilling to navigate this insurance maze. So, we spend much of our time making sure that our clients’ medical bills are all paid before settlement. It’s this attention to detail that is important to make sure that an unpaid hospital bill doesn’t get sent to collections.
If you’ve been in an accident and have questions about how your medical bills are supposed to be paid, please contact us for a free consultation.