It has been a long-standing rule in Texas that a injured car accident plaintiff in lawsuits may only recover past medical expenses for their injuries if the medical treatment they received was necessary. The other requirement was that the amounts charged were reasonable. In 2003, as part of the tort reform effort, the Texas Legislature added another element in what is known as the “paid or incurred” statue. People that are in car accidents should consult a lawyer to learn about what kind of medical costs can be paid by the negligent driver or their insurance company.
The statute essentially provides that in addition to any other limitation under law, recovery of medical or health care expenses incurred is limited to the amount actually paid or incurred on behalf of the claimant.
If you have paid or owe money related to your medical treatment and would like to be reimbursed or have your bills paid by the negligent party of an accident, consult an experienced attorney. Too often injured individuals in car accidents accumulate medical expenses and are chased down by collection companies because of unpaid bills. When someone else is responsible for the accident and the pain and suffering, they or their insurance company should pay for those medical bills. They should also compensation the injured individual that may also have lost wages and for their pain and suffering.
Sometimes car accidents result from cell phone use or for failing to keep a proper look out. Sometimes it results from speeding, running a red light or follow to close.
Regardless of the reason, consult a personal injury lawyer about your case.
– Article By Richard Weaver