Are Medical Bills and Pain and Suffering Paid Together?

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In a car accident settlement does the insurance company pay the medical bills separate, or do they include the medical expenses in the pain and suffering check?

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ANSWER for "Are Medical Bills and Pain and Suffering Paid Together?":

When you receive a settlement, you are releasing the insurance company from any liability they could possibly have to anyone....including the medical providers that treated you.

A settlement assumes that you will pay any and all medical bills from the total that you receive. Therefore, when you consider acceptance of a settlement, you and your attorney together must review what you will actually receive less medical bills and attorney's fees.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

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