If you are involved in a car accident, then you may experience both damage to your car and bodily injury. If you were not at fault for the car accident, then the other driver's insurance company should take care of your medical expenses. The amount that the insurance decides to cover depends on how severe your injuries are. Injuries with longer-lasting effects will require a larger payout. Use the tips below to make sure that the other driver's insurance company takes care of your medical expenses after a car accident.
Get a Thorough Examination Immediately After the Accident
If you are involved in a mild car accident, then you may not notice any medical issues immediately after the accident. Even if you do not feel pain or notice any open wounds, it is important to go to the hospital and get checked out by a doctor. There are a number of injuries that may not be apparent right after the car accident, but they may surface few months down the road. If these medical conditions begin to surface in the future, then you can use the initial examination as proof that those injuries and issues were caused by the accident. If you fail to get a medical examination immediately after an accident, then you will have to find an alternate way to prove that the car accident caused your injuries.
Save Proof of All of Your Medical Expenses
Most medical expenses incurred inside of a hospital should be covered by the insurance company. In addition, if you have Medicare, then your insurance will typically cover medical expenses incurred outside of the hospital, including in-home care. As a result, it is important to save proof of all medical expenses that you experience after the accident. For example, if you have to purchase heating pads from the store due to the injury, you should save the store receipts. Use these receipts as proof when you decide to file your claim.
Medical expenses from a car accident can easily add up. This is especially true if you do not have medical insurance or if you have a bare-bones policy. As a result, use these tips to ensure that the at-fault driver's insurance will cover all of your medical costs from a car accident injury caused by another person's negligence.
To get more tips on seeking medical compensation after a car accident, contact a car accident law firm like The Best and Westover.