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Who Pays Your Medical Bills If You're Injured In A Car Accident In Florida?

If you've been injured in a car accident that was someone else's fault, you'd expect their insurance company to pay your medical bills. 

Indeed, you could get a settlement with the insurance company that includes reimbursement for your medical bills. But they're not going to write you a check every time you go to the doctor.

Any settlement from an insurance company would only come AFTER you're mostly recovered, no matter how clear it is that someone else is at fault for causing the accident.

So, how do you pay your medical bills before you get a settlement? In Florida, you start with your own auto insurance policy.

How Long Do You Have To Get Medical Treatment After An Accident?

How long will you need to go to medical treatment for an injury you received in an accident caused by someone else's negligence?

Following an accident you have to go to treatment for as long as your doctor, chiropractor, or other medical provider tells you to, which will depend on the severity of your injuries.

Everybody heals at a different rate, and there are a million different ways you could be injured, so it's not possible to say how long your treatment will take.

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

If you've been injured in an accident that was someone else's fault, you'll want to be reimbursed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. That's only fair. But how long will it take? 

It's not possible to say exactly how long it will take to settle your personal injury claim because every case is different. Some can be settled within 3-4 months. Others take years.

The time it takes to settle your case will depend on how long it takes for you to complete medical treatment, how the insurance company deals with your case, and whether you want to settle fast for less money or hold out for a fair settlement.

How Can You Get Paid after Being Injured in an Accident That Wasn't Your Fault?

If you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, you'll want the responsible party's insurance to reimburse you for the financial burden the accident caused you. The costs associated with an accident, including medical bills, property damage, and lost wages, can add up to many thousands of dollars.

So, how do you get an insurance company to reimburse you after one of their policyholders caused you injury? Let's take a look.

Start at the Scene of the Accident

To put the odds of getting a fair settlement in your favor, you should collect relevant evidence at the scene of the accident. If it's a car accident, get the other driver's insurance information, take pictures of the accident, and get a copy of the police report. And don't admit fault to the other driver or the police

See a Doctor Immediately

If you're injured after an accident, even in a very minor way, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. You may not be able to tell how badly you're injured at the time of the accident. Sometimes a seemingly-insignificant injury gets worse in the days and weeks after an accident, and failing to get prompt treatment can make it worse.

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