Personal injury victims often require costly, long-term medical care to recover from the harm they suffered. Accordingly, many injured parties question who will pay for their treatment.
Typically, the party responsible for the accident that caused your injury is responsible to pay your medical bills in Indiana. In many cases, defendants will be represented by insurance companies who will pay for the damages at issue. However, if you shared responsibility for your accident, you may also share accountability for the injuries it caused.
If you were injured because of another person’s careless actions in Indiana, get help recovering the monetary damages you deserve. Contact our experienced Indiana personal injury lawyers by calling Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 for a free case review.
Typically, after an accident in Indiana, the at-fault party will be responsible for the injuries that ensue. The party responsible for your medical bills will depend on the type and cause of the accident that occurred. However, in most cases, defendants will be represented by insurance companies that will account for the damages at issue. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers can help recover payment for medical bills after any of the following types of accidents:
After car accidents, victims will pursue compensation from the motorists who caused their accidents. Several forms of evidence can be used to determine fault. Our attorneys can help investigate the cause of your accident and hold the at-fault party responsible for your medical bills.
Indiana drivers are required to carry auto insurance. Accordingly, you will typically seek compensation for medical bills from a careless driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, some collisions still occur involving uninsured drivers. In such cases, victims may have to seek payment for medical bills from their own uninsured motorist policy.
Victims of truck accidents often incur severe, debilitating injuries that require expensive medical treatment. Fortunately, truck drivers can also be held liable for medical bills stemming from accidents they cause. As in car accident cases, victims of truck accidents will typically seek damages from truck drivers’ insurance companies.
In some cases, trucking companies can also be held liable for crashes caused by their drivers. For example, a trucking company may have committed improper cargo securement practices that contributed to a crash. In that case, our experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyers could help recover payment for medical bills from the trucking company. Again, these companies typically have insurance as well.
Property owners can also be held responsible for medical bills related to slip and fall accidents on their premises. For example, a tenant at an apartment building may suffer a devastating slip and fall because their apartment owner failed to fix a broken handrail along a public staircase. In that case, our Indiana personal injury lawyers could help the victim seek financial compensation for their medical bills from the at-fault property owner. As in other personal injury lawsuits, damages would likely be paid by the property owner’s insurance company.
Physicians who commit medical malpractice can be held liable for medical bills stemming from injuries they cause. For instance, if a surgeon fails to follow the correct methods of completing a medical procedure, they may be held liable for the injuries they cause. If you were injured because of a physician’s careless or reckless conduct, you should reach out to our attorneys for help assessing the strength of your potential case.
Assigning liability for medical bills can be difficult after a construction accident. In many cases, injured workers must pursue payment for medical bills by filing Workers’ Compensation insurance claims. Valid Workers’ Compensation claims will be paid out by employers’ chosen insurers.
However, in some cases, construction accident lawsuits can be brought against at-fault parties. For instance, if you were injured because of a defective product, you may recover compensation for medical bills from the manufacturer of the harmful product. Furthermore, if you were hurt because of a third-party contractor’s negligent behavior, then a claim for medical bills may be brought against the at-fault party.
In addition to payment for medical bills, plaintiffs who file construction accident lawsuits may recover specific types of damages that Workers’ Compensation claimants cannot. If you were injured because of a construction accident, you should contact our experienced South bend personal injury lawyers for help determining the proper course of action.
Fortunately, you can still recover payment for medical bills even if you are partially responsible for your injury in Indiana. Indiana courts will follow the doctrine of modified comparative negligence when awarding compensation for medical bills in a personal injury lawsuit. Accordingly, damages will be assigned based on percentages of fault. If you were 40% responsible for the accident that caused your injuries while the defendant shared 60% of the blame, then the defendant will be ordered to pay for 60% of damages caused by the accident while you will account for the remaining 40%. Therefore, if you shared responsibility for your injuries, you may be restricted in the amount of compensation you can recover for your medical bills. Further, if you are over 50% responsible for your accident, you will be unable to recover compensation related to your injuries.
In most personal injury cases, the defendant will be represented by an insurance company that will attempt to shift the blame. By assigning fault to the plaintiff, defendants and their insurers may avoid paying for plaintiffs’ medical bills. Accordingly, you should seek support from our experienced Fort Wayne personal injury lawyers when pursuing financial compensation. Our team can help fight insurance companies and prove that defendants were at fault.
If you were injured because of another person’s careless actions in Indiana, seek support from our experienced Indiana personal injury lawyers by calling Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 for a free case review.
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Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.
More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.
In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.
For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.
Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.
Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.