When child is injured in a car accident, playground accident, school accident, day care accident, or other incident, a parent is often faced with many challenges. One such relates to medical care and treatment for the injured child. If the child is covered by health insurance, then there should be a wide variety of medical providers for treatment If the child was injured in an automobile accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, then there should be the PIP or personal injury protection coverage available for accident related treatment.
When a child is injured but there is no available medical or automobile related insurance, then it can be quite a challenge to obtain medical treatment for an injured child. One would think that the at fault-person, company, or government agency would step in and pay medical bills caused through the fault of party or entity causing the injuryt. This does happen in some instances. However in many instances, a parent is put to task to find medical treatment and sources for payment of the same during the while it claim cases pending.
In most communities, there are a special group medical providers who understand the financial challenges of medical care and treatment following an accident or incident. These medical providers will provide treatment on a “wait to get paid” basis provided that there is a viable case or claim to pursue and there is some likelihood of recovery compensation for the medical bills and other damages.
There are instances in which the medical provider including but not limited to a public hospital will provide medical care on a charity and / or financial hardship basis. When a child has medical insurance in place, there are insurance provider lists and websites available showing the In Network medical providers who will accept the health insurance payments. However, in situations where there is no health insurance, it is difficult to determine which doctors accept automobilel insurance and even more difficult to determine which doctors will accept payment or future payment on a “wait to get paid” basis. When a child is injured due to these and other challenges, it is often helpful for a parent to seek help from a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice, guidance, and legal representation when necessary. A Florida Child Injury Lawyer can advise the parent as to the resources and medical providers available in the community for medical care and treatment and how each available provider acceptxs payment and works with the parent as to ongoing medical care.
The book titled When the Wheels Stop Spinning – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Parents Need to Know After the Accident. This book has chapters on Medical Treatment & Personal Injuries, Insurance Issues and General Questions, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. You can get this book for free at When the Wheels Stop Spinning.
Another good resource for parent is the book – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.