Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 6:49 am    

Paying medical bills is not a top priority for many accident victims. Accident victims are more concerned about their injuries and the medical treatments needed to help them heal from those injuries. Unfortunately, the costs of those medical treatments will become due, and medical providers will look to the accident victim for payment.

If you are facing mounting medical bills from an auto accident that was not your fault, we want to help. The Sacramento car accident attorneys of The Tiemann Law Firm can help you file an accident claim to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages.

Call now for your free consultation with one of our Sacramento injury lawyers. It does not cost you anything to get the advice you need!

Don’t Accept a Settlement Offer Without Talking to A Lawyer!

The insurance company for the other driver knows you need money to pay medical bills and other expenses. The adjuster may use this knowledge to convince you to accept a quick settlement for your injury claim.

However, the amount offered to settle your claim is likely to be far less than your claim is worth. Therefore, you can lose money by accepting a claim without the advice of an attorney. Furthermore, accepting a settlement before you have reached maximum medical improvement could cost you thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars if you sustained a permanent impairment of disability.

Even though you may feel pressure to settle your injury claim now, you should talk to our Sacramento car accident attorney before signing any forms. We help ensure you are not cheated out of the money you deserve for your claim.

But What About My Medical Bills After the Accident?

Payment of medical bills is a serious matter when handling a car accident claim. One way to deal with medical providers is to request they accept a medical lien letter from your attorney. Some medical professionals postpone payment until the settlement of the case. However, your attorney must submit a letter stating that he will pay the medical bills from the insurance proceeds before you receive any funds. BEWARE – If you do not recover funds for your claim, you are still responsible for paying the medical bills.

Another option is to turn the medical bills into your health insurance provider. Most health insurance companies pay medical bills incurred because of an auto accident just like they pay any other medical bill. However, if your health insurance company pays the medical bills from an auto accident, you must be aware of the insurance company’s lien on any proceeds of an accident settlement.

What is a Subrogation Claim?

Within the health insurance policy, the company includes a subrogation provision. If the health insurance provider pays medical bills related to an accident, the company receives reimbursement from third party claims. In other words, the health insurance company has a lien on those funds.

A subrogation claim is the health insurance company’s right to reimbursement for payments related to the accident. The health insurance provider can demand reimbursement of any bills it paid related to the auto accident from the proceeds you receive from the party responsible for causing the accident. Many people do not believe this is fair; however, it is legal.

However, if you do not recover proceeds for a car accident claim, you do not reimburse your health insurance provider. You are legally liable for any bills that the medical providers agreed to hold until the case was settled.

Contact a Sacrament Car Accident Attorney to Discuss Subrogation Claims

Our experienced Sacramento car accident attorneys negotiate subrogation claims. We want to help our clients receive as much money as possible for their accident claim.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or visit our website for a free consultation today.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!