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Paying for Medical Bills

After a serious car accident leaves you unable to work, you may have trouble paying for medical bills. This is unfortunately an all-too-common problem for car wreck victims. It is only right that you seek compensation from the negligent party. That is where we come in. Our experienced Utah car accident attorneys can make sure you have a strong personal injury claim, along with protecting your rights, maximizing your damages, and advocating for you in court if necessary. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

Paying for Medical Bills | Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the state of Utah, know that medical bills are handled by a number of different types of insurance. First off, Utah requires that all automobile insurance policies have what’s called personal injury protection (PIP). PIP will cover at a minimum the first $3,000 of medical bills for each person that was injured in a car crash. Once PIP has been used up, the next layer of defense would be your health insurance.

We would recommend that any of your medical bills be processed through your health insurance carrier. In addition, if you don’t have health insurance and your medical bills are more than what is covered by the personal injury protection, we can help communicate with the medical offices and the medical providers and explain to them that we are going to help them get compensated and help them get their money for the medical services they provided once the case has settled. The medical bills would ultimately be paid out of the injury settlement.

Paying for Medical Bills | Uninsured Accident Claims

In the state of Utah, insurance is required on all vehicles. However, many people do drive without insurance. If you’re hit by a driver that doesn’t have insurance and it’s their fault, then the insurance companies look at your insurance and go to your uninsured motorist’s coverage. That’s where your insurance steps into the shoes of the driver who did not have insurance.

To learn more about your car accident claim and compensation, please call our experienced Utah car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We will guide you through this legal situation with support, experience, and strength. You will be in good hands with us.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.