You sustained serious injuries in your car accident, and now, you’re left swimming in medical bills. You are aware that the other party involved in your accident is at fault, but are they responsible for paying your bills? How do you ensure that your medical bills are paid? Do you have to pay for them yourself?
We explain more below.
Your Medical Bills Are, Unfortunately, Yours
Regardless of who caused the accident, the cost of any medical attention that you receive following your accident is your responsibility. It doesn’t matter how the money you use to pay your bills is obtained (legally, of course), but at the end of the day, your medical bills are your responsibility.
Georgia Accident Compensation
So now you’re likely thinking, “How did I get stuck paying for someone else’s mistakes?”
Georgia is a modified comparative fault state, meaning that in order to receive compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, you must be less at fault than the other party involved in your accident. Additionally, damages are reduced by whatever percentage you are at fault.
For example, if you were 30% at fault for the accident, you would only be able to recover 70% of the overall damages.
How to Pursue Compensation
Now that you know how Georgia’s accident fault system works, your first step should be to discuss your situation with an experienced Savannah car accident attorney, like our team here at Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law.
All too often, we see our clients make the mistake of trying to settle or negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, causing them to receive significantly less than they deserve.
At Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law, our team understands how insurance adjusters think, and we know how to help ensure that you pursue the maximum possible compensation for your case.
Don’t let another person’s negligent actions dictate your future’s path. Our team can help you fight for what you deserve.
Call us today to discuss your situation over a free case evaluation (912) 209-6513.