I got into a car accident two months ago and got whiplash and tmj. still in pain medication and muscle relaxant. With PT exercises and chiro care. Does at fault insurance pays for all medical bills?
They will pay what they consider reasonable and necessary. They have their own rules and values. You need a lawyer.
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The at fault party, typically through their insurance carrier, is liable for paying medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, etc. you should consider consulting with a personal injury attorney ASAP. They will not automatically pay these bills. The other insurance company will try to trip you up and do everything possible in order to not pay your medical bills. Best of luck to you.
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Once you retain a personal injury attorney, your attorney will be able to arrange your medical treatment on a lien basis - that means the doctor will wait to be paid out of your settlement proceeds.
Your medical bills should be compensated, but the insurance company may try to pay as little as possible unless your attorney fights for your fair recovery. As others have mentioned, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case. Most personal injury lawyers provide free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis - so you have nothing to lose and much to potentially gain by contacting a lawyer. If you need help finding a lawyer you can use AVVOs Find a Lawyer tool or you can contact your local bar association. In the meantime, do not speak with the insurance adjuster as anything you say may be misunderstood and used against you in settlement talks. I wish you the best of luck with your recovery.
You should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in California. These are very common kinds of injuries that result fro a rear end collision. Only such a lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. You should be reimbursed for your medical expenses, be compensated for lost income and received money for your pain, suffering and inconvenience.
A PI lawyer can also oversee your treatment and make sure you are going to the right doctors. It is not unusual for injuries such as yours to progress to something more serious. If the PT and chiro care is not working after a few months, you should get an MRI and start treating with an orthopedic or pain management specialist. A PI lawyer can help you find those doctors and set you up to treat on lien basis.
Do not talk to the other party's insurance company and more.
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Research has now established that cases handled by attorneys settle for an average of 50% higher than cases settled by the injured parties themselves. The insurance company may pay your bills or they may not. Your best play is to call a lawyer.
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Leaving my wonder about what a chiropractor really does to treat TMJ aside... when a person is injured in a car accident he or she should get IMMEDIATE medical care from a PHYSICIAN and then seek counsel from an ATTORNEY... the longer the victim waits to do either... the less the case will be worth.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician
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It appears that you do not know exactly what you may be entitled to receive in compensation for your injuries.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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Yes, in a perfect world they would, but they'll try to pay as little as possible and will tell you you overtreated, etc. etc. You need a lawyer,
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