One of the most common questions that people face after a car accident or a slip and fall on someone else's property is how they will be able to afford medical care. This is especially scary if you do not have health insurance.
At Whitestone Young, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, our personal injury lawyers can help you explore your options for getting the care you need after an accident. You can focus on your health, and we can handle the legal work and interactions with the insurance companies.
We Will Explore All Of Your Options
It is important that you seek medical attention after an accident and continue to follow your doctor's orders for treatment. It will help you be able to prove the extent of your injuries and any limitations they are causing.
If you are worrying about how to afford medical care, we can review all of the options available to you, which may include:
- Temporary disability benefits
- Your health insurance coverage
- Agreeing to a lien with your doctor, where you will not owe your doctor for any treatment until you recover compensation
If you stop treatment, the defense can claim that you are fine and do not deserve compensation. If there is coverage available, we can help you find it.
A Note About Virginia Law And Your Rights
Virginia is an anti-subrogation state. That means if your health insurance company paid for your medical care while your personal injury case was proceeding, they cannot force you to pay that money back if you eventually receive a settlement in your case. This applies to people who have health insurance policies written under Virginia law. If you receive a subrogation letter demanding repayment, please let us know.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Options
In addition to seeking medical care after an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. You may have more options than you think for affording medical care. Contact Whitestone Young via email or by calling 703-591-0200 to schedule a free consultation.