Don't have health insurance at this time. If I go to the hospital, am I liable for the bills at this time and what if there is surgery needed? What's the best route to take?
Personal Injury Lawyer
Immediately contact a Philadelphia Personal Injury attorney. Several good ones listed on this site. They will help to guide you through these questions by asking you for more personal information than you can give in this forum. They will know if PA is a no-fault state and so you can go to the hospital without any financial worry.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
If you carry auto insurance, then you have at least $5,000.00 of medical coverage. Use it and use it immediately. I'm not a doctor and you have not even seen a doctor but it is unlikely you will need surgery. In any event you need to be evaluated by a doctor even if you may need surgery.
Being hit from behind while stopped at a traffic light is almost conclusive evidence of negligence on the part of the other driver.
Retain a lawyer immediately to help you with this claim.
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Contact a local personal injury attorney ASAP.
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Best bet is to retain a top-rated Avvo Philadelphia personal injury lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30%, so you don't get hurt twice.
If you have automobile insurance, then you will have a minimum of $5,000 in medical insurance coverage. You should immediately call your auto insurance carrier and get a claim number to use when getting treatment. Then you should schedule an appointment with your family doctor or go to the Emergency Room if you do not have one. If you were the owner of the car that you were driving and you did not have auto insurance, then you do not have medical insurance available thru the other driver's policy. In any event, you should promptly contact a local personal injury attorney for further guidance. Best of luck.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Your auto insurance or the auto insurance covering the vehicle you occupied should provide a minimum of $5,000 of medical benefits. Call a lawyer as well to discuss your rights and how best to proceed. The attorney can report the accident to your insurance carrier and confirm the benefits you are entitled to under your own policy, e.g., medical benefits, income loss benefits, etc.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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The best route based on the facts as you describe is to contact one of these experienced Avvo injury atorneys in your state. You will be liable for bills unless a claim is made properly against your automobile insurance carrier and/or the other driver in the form of a personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Lawyer
I agree with my colleagues, if you have auto insurance you have $5,000.00 in coverage for medicals related to an accident, my suggestion is that you get treatment and speak to a personal injury attorney to make a claim against the other driver, best of luck.
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