If you find yourself in the midst of a personal injury claim, maybe due to a car or motorcycle accident, it’s critically important to keep a close eye on all your medical expenses.
While as your attorney we will manage the legal aspects of your case, including collecting records of your medical billing, you also can have a role to play in this.
Being actively involved in monitoring these costs provides an extra layer of security and ensures that you’re fully informed about what’s happening with your treatment costs.
Here is a vital piece of information that many people overlook: Insurance providers including Medicare and Medicaid, who may have covered your initial medical expenses, may have a right to be reimbursed from your settlement.
This means that they can claim a portion of the money that you receive, reducing the net amount that lands in your pocket. If you have a comprehensive understanding of your medical bills, you can better anticipate this and avoid billing surprises.
As your attorney we will maintain a thorough record of all your medical bills and other related expenses. Still, it’s a good idea for you to independently track these costs as well. Why? Because doing so enables you to double-check the figures from providers and ensure there are no discrepancies or errors that might adversely affect your case.
Keeping your records provides an extra level of assurance and helps to facilitate a smooth, process for everyone involved. In summary, keeping an eye on your medical expenses can significantly benefit you in the long run.
Remember, two sets of eyes are always better than one, especially when it comes to something as important as your personal injury case. So, stay proactive and keep a close watch on those medical expenses. We will monitor them closely but as the patient you are in the best position to answer any questions about what happened during treatment, should they arise.
-Rick D. Wagner