Visitor Question

Are Medical Bills and Pain and Suffering Paid Together?

Submitted By: Anonymous

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

Dear Anonymous,

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 a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: June 8, 2010

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