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How Your Auto Accident Claim Can Help You Obtain the Medical Treatment You Need

By: Matthew Tievsky

Health care can be expensive, particularly after you've been seriously injured as a result of a car accident. But that shouldn't prevent you from getting the medical treatment that you need.

What should you do if you are short on funds and without health insurance? Instead of forcing you to pay your medical bills right away, many health care providers will allow you to instead promise to pay them back directly out of the proceeds of your personal injury claim. In other words, when you obtain money through a settlement or trial, the health care provider has the right to be paid back before you receive any of the money from your personal injury claim. (This kind of arrangement is often called an "assignment").Auto Accident Medical Treatment

This way the health care provider won't force you to pay the medical bill until you actually have the money for it – after your personal injury settlement. This is an excellent way for you to finance your medical treatment immediately, if you are short on funds. In addition, most people in Maryland carry Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) on their own car insurance. The PIP coverage will pay for medical bills up to whatever limits you purchased.

If you have questions about how to make a PIP claim in Maryland, or have a doctor agree to treat you on an assignment, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.