We are all familiar with the difficulties facing our economy these days. We are also all aware of the health insurance crisis facing so many Americans and Oklahomans. Too many people are without health insurance and many people find that their insurance coverage does not, in fact, “cover” many of their medical expenses.
If you are injured through the negligence of another and have no health insurance, it can be difficult to obtain medical treatment outside of an emergency room. Many types of injuries that can be caused in motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents, can require specialized care.
It is easier to obtain treatment without health insurance for many types of soft tissue injuries. These injuries can usually be resolved with conservative chiropractic care or physical therapy. In these cases there are many excellent health providers that will treat individuals that cannot afford to pay their bills. These medical providers will file liens and wait to be paid by the insurance company for the negligent party that injured you.
The more difficult situation comes around when your injuries are more extensive and require extensive care and surgical intervention. It can be almost impossible for an unrepresented individual to find surgeons and other doctors that will provide treatment without health insurance or the ability to pay.
Experienced lawyers, like us at Lawter & Associates, will know many excellent surgeons and specialized physicians that understand these difficult situations. These doctors will provide the care injured persons need, even with extensive costs going unpaid when they know you are represented by attorneys that will fight with the insurance companies and defense attorneys to make the responsible party pay.
Tue, February 23, 2010
by Matthew Reinstein filed under