Experienced Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Serving the Counties of Montgomery, Buck and Chester
It’s bad enough that dog bite injuries are extremely painful and extremely traumatizing. It’s even worse that in the weeks and months following your attack, you will be inundated with medical bills. Even if you have great health insurance coverage, you may find yourself paying large deductibles and other significant out-of-pocket expenses. If you don’t have health insurance coverage, you could be facing considerable debt and serious, long-term financial trouble.
Many Philadelphia dog bite victims find themselves with a pile of medical bills related to:
- Emergency room visits.
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments and treatments.
- Medical supplies.
- Counseling or treatment for mental trauma.
- Evaluation and treatment related to reconstructive or plastic surgery.
- Physical and occupational therapy related to rehabilitation.
- Ongoing therapy for chronic health issues related to your injury.
- In-home nursing care.
- Supplies to accommodate any disabilities, such as wheelchairs, ramps, or braces.
A Dog Bite Settlement Will Cover Your Medical Bills
It is imperative to understand that the person responsible for your dog bite injuries is also responsible for all related medical costs. In many cases, their insurance company (such as their homeowner’s insurance company) will ultimately pay your medical expenses, but only if you successfully file a dog bite claim.
The Dog Bite Lawyer, Jeffrey Harlan Penneys, can help you tally your medical bills, file your claim, and negotiate a fair deal with the insurance company. He can also take your case to court if the insurance company isn’t willing to cooperate.
The only way that you can get the full amount that you need to cover your healthcare costs is if you file an accurate claim and then win your settlement. We can help you do both.
Understanding Healthcare Liens and Medical Liens
Health insurance companies and hospitals are legally allowed to assert a claim against your personal injury settlement. This is called a healthcare lien or medical lien. Very simply stated, healthcare liens make it easier for insurance companies to get paid back for all of the expenses of an accident and injury after the at-fault party pays the injury victim. Put another way, healthcare liens ensure that the injured party uses part of his or her settlement to pay back all medical bills.
When negotiating your case, your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney should add the cost of the healthcare lien to your claim so that you will easily be able to pay your medical bills when you receive your settlement. The Dog Bite Lawyer, Jeffrey H. Penneys, will also negotiate the lien with your health insurer or hospital so that they may accept less than the original lien payment.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Victims Without Health Insurance Coverage
If you don’t have health insurance coverage, you will be responsible for paying all of your injury-related bills unless you file a dog bite claim against the at-fault party.
A dog bite attorney can help you compile your medical expenses, add any other damages, and get compensation from the insurance company. The Dog Bite Lawyer, Jeffrey H. Penneys, can also negotiate your hospital bills with your medical providers, making certain that you pay as little as possible toward an injury that wasn’t your fault.
Call The Dog Bite Lawyer Today
Don’t spend another minute being overwhelmed by dog bite injury medical bills. Jeffrey H. Penneys, “The Dog Bite Lawyer,” is committed to getting Pennsylvania dog bite victims the compensation they deserve, both for their medical bills and for other damages. Please call 215-987-3550 (office) or 215-771-0430 (cell) to learn more about our legal services or to request a free, private consultation. Or, you can fill out our contact form and I will get back with you as soon as possible.