What if I’m in a Car Accident and Need Surgery, but Don’t Have Health Insurance? (Part Three)

The following blog will complete our three-part series discussing some key options for an injured auto accident victim who does not have health insurance but needs surgery to fully recover. First of all, the medical treatment that an attorney can help you receive is not free. These doctors are providing treatment for an injured victim with no health insurance. As a result, what is called a “lien” is typically put on the case. This simply means that the hospital, doctor, and any other specialists and facilities will be reimbursed at the end of the personal injury case once the case has been settled.

If the injured victim does have health insurance available, then these types of liens are rarely necessary. If the health insurance policy is high quality, then most times a lawyer will not have to get involved in this aspect of the case since the injured person is receiving the care they need – the care that’s necessary due to injuries caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. This is actually the best-case scenario for most lawyers because we want to avoid any situation that could appear to be a conflict of interest between the lawyer and the medical provider.

When a lawyer gets involved in the medical treatment aspect of the case and refers a client to a certain doctor, and that case ends up going to trial, it could look to the jury like the lawyer was simply trying to send their client to the most expensive doctor in order to receive the most compensation possible, rather than just trying to ensure that the client got the best medical care possible. For this reason, personal injury attorneys in Mesa and throughout Arizona really need to be careful about when they get involved in their client’s medical treatment. But when a client has no insurance and does need care they simply can’t afford, a good lawyer will always be certain to do whatever is possible to find an excellent doctor who will provide only the necessary care. The bottom line priority for most top attorneys is to make sure that their clients who lack the ability to pay without the help of a lawyer get the care they need.

Here at Breyer Law Offices, nothing is more important to us than the health and well being of our clients. That’s why we will go above and beyond to ensure that our clients do not needlessly suffer through a debilitating illness or pain just because they can’t afford the medical care to treat it. As Mesa personal injury lawyers who have helped victims suffering from nearly every type of injury imaginable – from brain injuries to torn rotator cuffs – we remain dedicated to more than just obtaining the best legal results. We’re also dedicated to helping our clients adjust to life after their injury and to make it as easy as possible on them. It’s a proven fact that clients who receive the best medical care possible – as quickly as possible – improve significantly in terms of their health and enjoy a better quality of life.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Mesa, Arizona and you can’t afford to pay for the medical treatment you need, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices today. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your case and all of your options and to answer any questions you may have. If we do take your case, we’ll work hard to make sure that you have easy access to top-notch medical treatment, which will hopefully result in a better recovery from your injury – something that money can’t always buy.

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