Car Crash and Medical Bills
If you have been involved in a car crash that wasn’t your fault, you can apply to the insurer of the other vehicle to pay for your rehabilitation expenses. The definition of rehabilitation is wide and includes medical and psychological treatment and the use of physical and even vocational measures. The aim of the funded rehabilitation is to attempt to restore, as far as reasonably possible, your physical and psychological health that has been damaged as a result of the car accident. At McColm Matsinger Lawyers, we find that a lot of our clients benefit from medical, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment if they have sustained whiplash. In the appropriate circumstances, we will actively seek the payment or reimbursement of your rehabilitation expenses.
How do you get the ball rolling? Firstly, we will assist you in lodging a Notice of Accident Claim form on the compulsory third party insurer of the “at fault” vehicle. A medical certificate will need to be attached to this form which details the anticipated treatment that you require. Once the insurer admits liability, we will take steps to liaise with the insurer in respect of your reasonable and appropriate treatment and your rehabilitation expenses being paid. It will be necessary to obtain a proposed treatment plan from the relevant provider of the anticipated services. Remember to keep a copy of your receipts if you have already incurred expenses. If you haven’t done this, you can always request a print out of your attendances upon the health care provider which should summarise your costs to date.
Further, in some cases the insurer may even approve the payment of your costs prior to the formal admission of liability.
So if you find yourself clocking up medical expenses through no fault of your own, please contact MMLaw so that we can speak with the insurer of the other vehicle and take steps to recoup you costs in respect of rehabilitation.