According to Illinois law, the person who caused the accident or injury will be responsible for the injured victim's medical bills. The person or company responsible for the accident can pay the medical bills directly, or their insurer will be responsible.
Unfortunately, the liable parties will not always offer to pay up right away.
In some cases, the insurance company will delay in order to make a low-ball out-of-court settlement look good. Or they will delay to force the other party to file a lawsuit.
To get the insurance company to pay "medical bills" after an Illinois accident or injury, the injured victim will often need to look to:
- Private health insurance;
- Government health insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid;
- Illinois worker's compensation, or
- Healthcare providers who are willing to work on a "medical lien" basis.
To help you better understand how to get your medical bills paid after a Chicago accident or injury, Our Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers discuss the following, below:
1. Who pays my medical bills after a Chicago accident or injury
2. What if I am injured in Illinois and I don't have health insurance?
3. Should I use my personal health insurance or give a Doctor's Lein?
4. Who pays if I have more than one insurance policy?
5. Do I have to pay my health insurance back if I win my case?
6. The process of submitting medical bills in a Illinois injury case
7. What if I had a pre-existing injury?
8. What if the insurance company's settlement is not enough to cover my medical bills?