I have a personal injury case that is for settlement. However, they are only offering future medical payments and not for past treatments. What should I do?
If you have an attorney, get advice from your attorney. There are often reasons to settle for less than all of your damages. I cannot tell if these reasons apply in your case because I do not know anything about your case.
Yes, the Maryland statute of limitations is three years.
If you have a good liability case, your settlement or verdict should include payment for past medical bills not paid by to your insurance.
Your question appears to be twofold. The first question, I see is, "is it possible to get paid for past medical treatments?" The second question that I see is broader in that you are asking what you should do. In the name of expediency, I will answer the broader question, "what should I do?," first. Based on the limited description that you provided, I believe you need to seek representation. That is the short answer to the second question. And again, in the name of expediency, I will not elaborate on the obvious reason for this answer.
That really does not make any sense. If you have an attorney, this is likely not happening. If you are handling yourself, this is how an insurance company would take advantage of you. Get an attorney no matter how small the case and you will likely come out ahead more than what is being offered you now. If you were injured at the fault of the other person, they are liable for all damages including past and future. Again, to only offer future medicals makes no sense. Its usually the other way around with insurance companies.
Are you being represented by an attorney? If not, you should at least retain one for speciufic legal advice and direction so that you can seek a full recovery fdor all of your medical expenses related to the accident..
I really do not have enough information to help you. Generally, however, if the former treatment was related to the accident, this is what is considered first not future treatment. You need to consult with your attorney on this matter.
Without knowing more about your case your question can't really be answered. For example, typically with no-fault auto cases, there is no reimbursement for past medical because that is paid for by your insurance. However, if you are involved in a slip and fall and have no medical insurance, you can be compensated for your out-of-pocket medical expenses. So, it depends on the case. Your attorney should be able to tell you all of this and if you are settling your case without one, you'll regret it.
Your statement seems to be backward. Insurance companies usually pay only for past medical bills connected with the injury. They are very reluctant to pay for any ""future" anticipated expenses.
Ask you lawyer, and if you don't have one, hire one. You are entitled to you past medicals that have not been paid for by your PIP, and if you have had any of your medical bills paid for by your medical payments coverage, you need to find out if your med pay insurer has asserted a lien. If it has, then the at-fault party has to pay that lien.
Something is missing here. Past medical expenses are one of the central aspects of a settlement. Have they been paid by some other source? If you have a lawyer (and it sounds like you do) you need to discuss it with him/her because it seems like the issue is not being explained clearly enough to you.
If this is not the most unusual posting I have seen in a while, I can't remember what was. Do not settle without having an attorney review.
If you were injured as a result of another's negligence then you may sue them for both past and future medical care for injuries that you received in your accident.
That doesn't make sense. Why? You should hash this out with your lawyer until you understand what's going on.
You should get an attorney and demand that the insurance company pay both past and future medical expenses. If they refuse, you should file suit.
You are entitled to both past and future medical care. However, you will most likely need to retain a qualified and experienced injury attorney to handle this for you.
First of all, you should get an attorney. Having an attorney will help make sure the other side doesn't play games such as refusing to pay past medical bills while agreeing to pay future bills.
You should retain an attorney to help you with that. It is important when settling a claim to obtain compensation for all of the damages proximately caused by the defendant's negligence.
You should immediately talk to a lawyer about your case. The law entitles you to recover for both past and future medical care.
I think there is some confusion here, as it is usually the other way around. Hopefully you are working with an attorney on this and he/she can answer your questions. Otherwise, I think you should probably show your paperwork to an attorney. Our settlements always include related past medical and hopefully we can also work out a settlement that includes future medical.
You do not have to accept settlement. You can sue for past and future damages.
Typically, settlements for personal injuries include payment for past medical treatments unless it is a workers compensation case or unless the insurance company has already paid the medical expenses which is very unusual.
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