How Much Does Insurance Pay for Medical Bills in an Auto Accident?

by Joseph
(Baton Rouge, LA)

I was involved in an auto accident where it was determined that the other driver was totally at fault. My insurance paid my medical bills at a negotiated price.

I'm wondering what amount does the at-fault driver's insurance pay, the actual bill which was $2,300 or the negotiated rate of my insurance which was $289?

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ANSWER for "How Much Does Insurance Pay for Medical Bills in an Auto Accident?":

Joseph:

Normally after a collision such as yours the at-fault driver’s insurance company pays for the medical and related bills. It is difficult to understand why your insurance company paid the bills.

To answer your question, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay the actual and same amount paid out by your insurance company, and will do so dollar for dollar. The negotiated rate here actually inured to the benefit of the at-fault driver’s insurance company. That doesn’t seem fair but it is true.

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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by: NewnanLady

A car was totaled at 4-way atop. I was cited and had no PIP insurance and limited health insurance (4 visits a year). I used my limited visits and my insurance covered them, but I have no visits left and now must pay full price.

In the meantime, the court said I was not guilty, the other party was at fault. I had six months of chiropractic treatment, and the use of my limited appointments caused me not to schedule other routine appointments. I also had a lot of prescriptions. Why should their insurance company luck out and get the cheaper rate for the appointments?

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