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Settlements and Medical Bills: Am I Covered for the Future?

Published on October 17, 2016 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Utah Lawyer

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At Christensen & Hymas, we’re passionate about winning large settlements for our deserving clients. But your injury recovery doesn’t end when your insurance company agrees to pay up. You will still have medical bills to pay, appointments to attend, and a recovery period. Our clients have many questions about settlements and medical bills. Fortunately, our attorneys are experienced answering these questions and factoring them into their cases.

How Does my Settlement Affect Past Medical Bills?

A proper injury settlement should cover all of your medical costs. These costs are deducted from your final settlement amount. Your insurance company will probably ask you to reimburse them for additional costs they cover. If your doctor agrees to wait for payment until your case is settled, this money will also be deducted from the settlement.

Our attorneys will help you identify and include all relevant costs into your settlement demand. We know that the aftermath of an accident is a stressful time. So, we will navigate the complicated legal waters for you.

Are Future Medical Bills Covered?

In short — yes. The future costs and recovery time associated with your injury should be included in your settlement demand. Settlements and medical bills go hand in hand; a proper settlement should include all related medical costs.

Consult with your doctor about the future of your injury. Future surgery and therapy may be extremely expensive. Because of this, we will work with you and your doctor to determine a proper dollar amount to include in your settlement for future needs.

Be honest with your attorney and your doctors about your situation and any past injuries. Once you settle your case, you can’t go back and get more money. With this in mind, make sure your case is as strong as possible.

Your Utah Personal Injury Lawyers

We invite you to request a free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. This book walks you through the basics of injury law. If you have questions about settlements and medical bills, please contact us. We will fight to make sure your settlement helps you recover and protects you in the future.

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