I was involved in a crash with a semi-truck. Do I need representation?

Crashes involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, or tractor trailers are cases where it is very important to consult with an attorney immediately. The injuries can be severe. The trucking companies often have investigators and lawyers on the scene of a crash to begin to build their defense. Hiring an attorney immediately in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and make sure you have the best shot at recovery is very important.

Attorneys at Nelson and Nelson have experience working cases involving catastrophic injuries, and even death, as a result of trucking or tractor-trailer crash. Several of our attorneys are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, a national organization dedicated to fighting for those injured in crashes with tractor trailer.

If you were involved in a crash with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler, please call our office immediately.

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I was involved in a crash with a semi-truck. Do I need representation?

Crashes involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, or tractor trailers are cases where it is very important to consult with an attorney immediately. The injuries can be severe. The trucking companies often have investigators and lawyers on the scene of a crash to begin to build their defense. Hiring an attorney immediately in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and make sure you have the best shot at recovery is very important.

Attorneys at Nelson and Nelson have experience working cases involving catastrophic injuries, and even death, as a result of trucking or tractor-trailer crash. Several of our attorneys are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, a national organization dedicated to fighting for those injured in crashes with tractor trailer.

If you were involved in a crash with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler, please call our office immediately.

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Who pays my medical bills if I’m hurt because of someone else’s negligence?

Your own health insurance. Generally, if you have health insurance, your own health insurance should pay the bills. People often believe that the negligent party should pay the medical bills, but sometimes determining liability and the ultimate recovery can take many months or even years. The medical bills should not be left outstanding or sent to collections in the meantime.

If your health insurance pays medical bills relating to someone else’s negligence, they will very often assert a lien on the claim against the other party and recover a large portion of what they’ve paid for the injuries. Sometimes your own medical insurance will refuse to pay for the medical bills if they think someone else is at fault. If this is happening to you, please call our office for a free consultation.

Med Pay through your auto insurance. Another potential source for payment of medical bills is an optional benefit through your own auto insurance called Med Pay. Med Pay is an amount of money that someone can access to help them pay for medical expenses while a case is pending. This is different from liability insurance. Your auto insurance provider will often place a lien on the file to be reimbursed for their Med Pay payments.

If you believe that your Med Pay should be helping to pay medical bills following a car crash, motorcycle crash, or pedestrian accident, please call our office for a free consultation.

The negligent party’s insurance. Ultimately, if your treatment is the result of another party’s negligence and they have liability insurance, their insurance company should be held liable for the cost of medical treatment. However, because sometimes it can take many months or even years to come to a resolution through the negligent party’s insurance carrier, it can often be helpful to have health insurance or Med Pay insurance cover the cost of the medical care. Both medical insurance and Med Pay insurance will often assert a lien against any recovery from the negligent party’s liability insurance.

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Who pays my medical bills if I’m hurt because of someone else’s negligence?

Your own health insurance. Generally, if you have health insurance, your own health insurance should pay the bills. People often believe that the negligent party should pay the medical bills, but sometimes determining liability and the ultimate recovery can take many months or even years. The medical bills should not be left outstanding or sent to collections in the meantime.

If your health insurance pays medical bills relating to someone else’s negligence, they will very often assert a lien on the claim against the other party and recover a large portion of what they’ve paid for the injuries. Sometimes your own medical insurance will refuse to pay for the medical bills if they think someone else is at fault. If this is happening to you, please call our office for a free consultation.

Med Pay through your auto insurance. Another potential source for payment of medical bills is an optional benefit through your own auto insurance called Med Pay. Med Pay is an amount of money that someone can access to help them pay for medical expenses while a case is pending. This is different from liability insurance. Your auto insurance provider will often place a lien on the file to be reimbursed for their Med Pay payments.

If you believe that your Med Pay should be helping to pay medical bills following a car crash, motorcycle crash, or pedestrian accident, please call our office for a free consultation.

The negligent party’s insurance. Ultimately, if your treatment is the result of another party’s negligence and they have liability insurance, their insurance company should be held liable for the cost of medical treatment. However, because sometimes it can take many months or even years to come to a resolution through the negligent party’s insurance carrier, it can often be helpful to have health insurance or Med Pay insurance cover the cost of the medical care. Both medical insurance and Med Pay insurance will often assert a lien against any recovery from the negligent party’s liability insurance.

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I was injured due to someone else’s negligence and was then unable to work. Will I get reimbursed for my lost wages?

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence—such as a car crash, motorcycle crash, semi-truck crash, bicycle crash, or other injury—and are unable to work as a result, you may be entitled to recover your lost wages. If you have been unable to work following someone else’s negligence, please call our office for a free consultation.

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I was injured due to someone else’s negligence and was then unable to work. Will I get reimbursed for my lost wages?

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence—such as a car crash, motorcycle crash, semi-truck crash, bicycle crash, or other injury—and are unable to work as a result, you may be entitled to recover your lost wages. If you have been unable to work following someone else’s negligence, please call our office for a free consultation.

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Do I need an attorney if I was severely injured in a traffic accident such as a motorcycle crash, car crash, semi-truck crash, or bicycle crash?

If you have had significant injuries following a crash, you will very likely need an attorney. Sometimes there are multiple potential insurance policies that may provide recovery. Consulting with an experienced attorney to help determine all liable parties is very important. An attorney can also help to make sure the medical bills are being paid and make sure that any liens on the claim are fairly satisfied.

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Do I need an attorney if I was severely injured in a traffic accident such as a motorcycle crash, car crash, semi-truck crash, or bicycle crash?

If you have had significant injuries following a crash, you will very likely need an attorney. Sometimes there are multiple potential insurance policies that may provide recovery. Consulting with an experienced attorney to help determine all liable parties is very important. An attorney can also help to make sure the medical bills are being paid and make sure that any liens on the claim are fairly satisfied.

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I was injured in a motor vehicle accident, but the negligent party didn’t have insurance or had very little in liability coverage. Can I still recover for my injuries?

Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon situation. The best way to protect yourself from this situation is to make sure that you have adequate policy limits in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverage. Both of those policy provisions can provide an avenue of recovery if you were injured and the at-fault party had little or no coverage. If you believe this applies to you, please call our office for a free consultation.

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I was injured in a motor vehicle accident, but the negligent party didn’t have insurance or had very little in liability coverage. Can I still recover for my injuries?

Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon situation. The best way to protect yourself from this situation is to make sure that you have adequate policy limits in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverage. Both of those policy provisions can provide an avenue of recovery if you were injured and the at-fault party had little or no coverage. If you believe this applies to you, please call our office for a free consultation.

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