Few things are more frightening and potentially devastating than being involved in a serious car accident. If you’re like most people, one of the first questions you’ll have after a car accident is “who is going to pay my medical bills?” This is entirely understandable, as medical bills can be extremely costly, and if the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay them on your own. Fortunately, you may have options. Read on and reach out to a dedicated Manhattan car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about who pays your medical bills after a car accident and how our legal team can help ensure you’re taken care of. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who will have to pay my medical bills after a car accident in NYC?
The first thing you should understand is that every motorist in New York State is required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance, also known as PIP. PIP insurance is designed to compensate a driver for a portion of their medical bills and lost wages after they’ve sustained an injury in an auto accident, regardless of who caused the accident. However, PIP often does not cover the full cost of an injury.
What if the accident was someone else’s fault?
If the accident was caused by another driver and PIP doesn’t fully compensate you for the damages you’ve incurred, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a seasoned personal injury lawyer who can assess the circumstances of your accident and, from there, fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled through a personal injury claim. There is no cap on the amount of damages a person can recover in a personal injury claim, which means that if your claim is successful, you should be allowed to sue for the cost of medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional anguish, and more.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny has decades of experience fighting for accident victims here in New York City. If you have been hurt due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Give us a call or contact us online today so we can help you fight for the compensation you need.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.