Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm | Sat: 8am-1pm

TALK TO AN EXPERT

MENU

PRACTICE AREAS

Getting Medical Bills Paid After a Rear-End Crash in Portland

Portland auto accident attorney Portland drivers have to purchase liability insurance coverage, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, and underinsured motorist coverage. After any accident, PIP should pay medical bills for all drivers no matter who caused the accident. If a collision caused serious injuries, victims can make a claim against the driver who was at fault and the driver’s liability insurance should provide compensation for excess medical bills and financial loss, as well as for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

When a Portland rear-end accident happens, usually the driver in the rear vehicle is presumed to be at fault for hitting the back of the car in front of him. The front driver is thus going to have more options for having larger losses covered, since the front driver can use PIP coverage, file a lawsuit to get compensation through liability coverage, and use uninsured or underinsured coverage if the rear driver didn’t have sufficient insurance to cover losses.

Getting Medical Bills Paid After a Rear-End Crash

Because most motorists involved in a rear-end crash are going to be making some type of insurance claim to get medical bills paid, victims of crashes need to know how to deal with insurers.  Insurance companies tend to try to underpay claims or even deny claims where they should provide payouts.

To make sure you do everything possible to get the insurer to pay bills in full, it is important to follow some basic tips:

  • Report the collision. The crash should be reported to the police so the police can document how the accident happened. The insurance companies should also be notified right away after the crash happened.
  • Immediately seek medical attention. To get medical bills covered after a rear-end accident, collision victims have to demonstrate their injuries were actually caused by the accident. A medical report from immediately after the crash which documents the injuries can be essential.
  • Ensure all injuries are documented. Let your doctor know you plan to make a car crash claim for compensation. Be sure the treating physicians carefully document the full extent of all injuries caused by the collision.
  • Keep careful records of treatment. You should keep careful records of all treatment you undergo so you can show how bad the injuries were and how costly your care is.
  • Get experts to help estimate ongoing costs. If you settle your claim or if you go to court and make a car accident claim, you may still have injuries that you are being treated for at the time your case is resolved. You’ll want a medical expert to help you estimate what ongoing expenditures you’ll incur so you can try to get compensation for those so the insurer covers your costs.

It is also a good idea to consider getting legal hep so an experienced attorney can deal with the insurer on your behalf and help you to fight to get your bills covered.

Latest Posts

Archives

Free Injury Case Evaluation

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Practice Areas

Slip and Fall on Private Property vs. Public Property: Navigating Liability in Oregon

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from private homes to public parks. This article explores the legal responsibilities of property owners and government...

Can Security Camera Footage Help Your Slip and Fall Case in Portland?

Security camera footage can be a powerful tool in proving slip and fall claims in Portland. It captures the incident, shows negligence, and helps...

Shared Responsibility Laws and Slip and Fall Accidents in Oregon

At Zbinden & Curtis, we understand how a slip and fall accident can disrupt your life, leading to injuries and financial stress. This article...

Compensation Insights for Fractured Bones in Oregon Slip and Fall Claims

Learn how to navigate compensation claims for broken or fractured bones due to slip and fall accidents in Oregon, including the key factors that...

Wet Leaves and Broken Sidewalks: Navigating Slip and Fall Risks in Portland

With fall's arrival, Portland's sidewalks become slippery from wet leaves and rain, raising the risk of accidents. Learn how to navigate these risks safely...

Critical Elements to Prove in Oregon Slip and Fall Cases

In Oregon slip and fall cases, proving the property owner's negligence and the link to your injuries is crucial. Zbinden & Curtis Attorneys at...