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Who Pays an Ambulance Bill Following an Accident?

If you have ambulance bills resulting from an accident that bill will typically constitute a personal liability against you for the price of the services rendered. What this means is that if you take an ambulance following an accident, you will be required to pay the bill. Now the good news is that if you have health insurance, your insurance will typically cover the cost of the ambulance ride. Moreover, if you do not have health insurance some ambulance companies will agree to take what is called a lien against settlement proceeds. This means that if you settle your personal injury claim, your ambulance bill will need to be paid before you receive any money from the settlement.

Is My Ambulance Bill Negotiable?

While most all bills are negotiable, and your personal injury lawyer should be negotiating your bills on your behalf ambulances are notoriously hard to deal with. The easiest and most efficient way to deal with an ambulance bill is to submit it to your health insurance. If you do not have health insurance a personal injury attorney can talk to the ambulance company about holding off on collecting your bill until your case settles.
What Other Types of Bills Can I Expect?
If you’ve been injured, in an auto accident or have suffered a slip and fall on premises of a business, you can expect some or all of the following types of bills:

  • Ambulance Bills
  • Emergency Room Bills
  • Hospital Bills
  • Chiropractic Bills
  • Physical Therapy Bills

If you would like to speak with an attorney about the bills you are receiving related to your personal injury, and get advice about how to proceed in negotiating a settlement with an insurance company, please call us at 888.JLF.FIRM or (562) 418-6880.