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Auto Accidents Insurance Claim Question…

Submitted By: Nelly (La Mesa, California)

I was in a car accident and was injured. If I am using my personal medical insurance for treatment, does the party at fault still pay me the medical bills amount, or my insurance?

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Dear Nelly,

You will receive a settlement based upon what your insurance company has paid. More than likely, your insurance company will need to be reimbursed through a process known as indemnification. Many times, however they will accept less than they paid.

The problem with insurance is that the medical bills often do not include an amount – they reflect a zero balance.

If this occurs, talk with the billing department to make sure that the billing statements are clear so that you can actually put a dollar amount to the claim for a more specific value.

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

Best of luck,

Published: September 3, 2011

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