Your Car Accident Attorney In Las Vegas
If you are involved in a car accident in Las Vegas, our personal injury attorney, Daniela Madrid Hadges, will personally help you get the medical attention you need and the financial compensation you deserve. The pain, suffering, and stress that results from being injured in a car accident can be overwhelming. The good news is you have legal rights that arise from being injured by the negligence of others. However, the success of your case is dependent on hiring an experienced attorney. Allow us to fight for your rights, explain and navigate the complex legal system, and ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries.
medical care after a car accident
When you are involved in an accident, one of the first steps you must take is to seek medical care. In Nevada you have two options for paying for medical treatment resulting from an accident: 1) you can use your medical insurance or 2) you can obtain treatment under a lien.
Treating under a lien means that the medical bills will get paid out of the settlement proceeds obtained from your personal injury case. Some providers will tell you that when you have been involved in an accident you cannot use your medical insurance, however, that is not correct. While some states do not allow you to use your medical insurance for treatment resulting from an accident, in Nevada you have a legal right to do so.
There is a huge benefit to using medical insurance because your medical insurance has contracted rates with the medical providers and ultimately only end up paying a fraction of the medical bill. For example, if the doctor’s bill totals $500 but the medical insurance only has an obligation to pay $50, then you only end up paying $50 from your settlement instead of the original $500.
What if I do not have medical insurance?
Do not worry, if you do not have medical insurance, your attorney will still request and should obtain a reduction off your medical bills. Although the reductions will not be as low as the contracted rates medical insurances have, you will still get the benefit of reduced medical bills.
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