If you are injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, and if you are brought to a hospital emergency room, make absolutely sure the hospital is billing your health insurance for the charges. Especially if you are on Medicare or Medicaid. Health insurance only pays a percentage of medical bills, and the rest is written off. With the government programs, this payment can be as low as 20-25%. Hospitals would rather assert a claim against you for proceeds from an auto accident settlement where they can collect 100% or threaten suit. They cannot ignore your health insurance, but they do – and you must be vigilant. The best advice is to call a good lawyer after an accident so all your rights are protected. Attorney Hutchins has been practicing personal injury law in NH for 39 years. Call him after an accident. Consultations are free, and he works on a percentage basis. (603) 625-5555.
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