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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Mar 18, 2013

One of the most worrisome aspects concerning personal injury is the staggering cost of medical bills. It may be unclear who’s financially responsible for these expenses following your accident, particularly in cases where fault needs to be determined.

It’s important to know the person that caused the accident is financially responsible for covering your medical bills. Yet many people may lack insurance or the ability to pay out of pocket. It’s a special situation that usually requires the aid of an experienced attorney to administrate.

It’s recommended you submit your medical bills to your own primary insurance right away. Your health can’t wait but compensation for your medical bills can. The attorney you hire will work with you in handling your case, ensuring the process of your gradual reimbursement and answering the many questions you may have along the way.

It’s equally important to understand how pain and suffering impact your financial situation. Personal injury damages are defined as past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages with the added component of your personal pain and suffering. There’s no precise way to calculate what this last figure translates to in numbers, each case requiring considerable care and deliberation.

While you are not actually required to have an attorney to make a personal injury claim, having an experienced law professional at your side will help you protect your legal rights. Many states will require you make your claim within six months thru two years of the incident, lest it be barred by the statute of limitations of legal deadlines.

Finally, not all personal injury claims work the same. Claims can work differently when filed against government agencies or employees if you’re injured on the job. The details of special circumstances further underscores the importance of allowing an attorney to organize your claim.