One important thing for you to keep careful track of is your medical bills. Make sure to follow these steps to keep an accurate record:
- Ask for a medical bill from every doctor or facility you visit.
Keep a record of all visits and be sure that you get a medical bill for each visit to your physician, physical therapist, hospital, or medical facility.
- Save your prescription bills.
Maintain copies of all prescriptions and drugstore charges for medicine that you bought because of your injury.
- Use a separate chart with dates, amounts of medical bills, and purchases of medication.
Create a record with the date of the medical service or purchase of medication, the price, and how the bill was paid. This is very important because it will provide your record of medical bills.
- Be certain that your lawyer receives a copy of each medical bill, prescription bill, or other bill related to your injury.
It is important for your lawyer to receive copies of all your medical bills as well as a copy of your medical bill summary when your case is ready for settlement. Even though your lawyer may receive copies of bills directly from the medical facilities, a doubleâcheck process will assure that your claim settles for the maximum value. If your lawyer does not have a record of all your medical bills, your case may be settled for much less than its actual value.
- Keep a record of medical bills even if they are processed through a health insurance carrier.
Even if your medical bills are paid by a health insurance company or your employer, you must still maintain copies for yourself and be sure to get copies to your lawyer.
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