Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be extremely traumatic, all the more so if you’ve sustained severe or lifechanging injuries. During this difficult time, accident victims and their loved ones are often concerned about the financial impact, including paying the associated medical bills.
In the UK, motorcycle accident victims will generally be entitled to free healthcare services on the NHS, including emergency treatment after an accident. Whilst many NHS services are free, there are also exceptions, and so patients may be charged for certain services, medications, and treatments. This is especially true where an individual requires specialised treatments or ongoing care, or where a certain treatment is considered non-urgent.
Even where treatment can be accessed on the NHS, many services will involve waiting periods, which the individual may not wish to endure.
As such, paying medical bills in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a financial concern, particularly where a person wishes to receive private medical care, which can often be expensive. Doing so can limit waiting periods, and help the person to access specialised support, which may include mental health support as well as physical, depending on the type of injuries.
In this article we will discuss paying medical bills after a motorcycle accident, covering related topics such as motorcycle accident insurance, and making a motorcycle accident claim.
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident, and you would like to access comprehensive legal support today, please contact our solicitors at Bikelawyer.
How to pay medical bills after a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve unfortunately been involved in a motorcycle accident, how you cover your medical bills will largely depend on the circumstances. Emergency treatment is usually covered by the NHS, yet not all ongoing treatment, medication and specialist healthcare services will be.
If you have motorcycle accident cover, this type of insurance may cover your medical bills, however, exactly what’s covered will depend on the type of insurance that you have, and the circumstances.
How does motorcycle accident insurance work?
Motorcycle accident cover is a type of insurance that offers the policy holder financial protection if they are involved in a motorcycle accident.
There are different types of motorcycle accident insurance policies that provide different types of cover. Generally speaking, policy coverage would usually include areas such as physical damage to your motorbike, or to another party’s motorbike. Usually it is possible to make a claim for such damages even if the accident was your fault.
Policies can also cover medical expenses and treatment if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault. Loss of income can be recovered as part of the claim, for instance, where you have had to give up work, temporarily or ongoing, due to your accident. Some policies may include additional perks, depending on the type of cover you’ve opted for.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, and another road user was responsible for that accident, you will also be eligible to claim motorcycle accident compensation.
Can you recover the cost of private medical bills after a motorcycle accident?
Yes, if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, and another party was at fault, you will be able to recover the cost of private medical bills if you pursue a motorcycle accident claim.
Your solicitor can support you to build your case, collecting evidence that may include police reports, medical records, witness statements, and any other relevant information related to your injuries.
How do you make a motorcycle accident claim?
To make a motorcycle accident claim, it is strongly recommended that you instruct a specialist motorcycle accident injury lawyer.
Though it is possible to raise a claim without the assistance of a lawyer, legal support is best advised to help you protect your interests and access the maximum amount of compensation that you’re entitled to.
At Bikelawyer, we have decades of experience between us, having worked on a diverse range of motorcycle accident cases, particularly those where people have sustained severe and lifechanging injuries.
Motorbike accident compensation pay-outs can cover various areas including:
- Medical expenses, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation costs
- Personal injury or serious injury compensation
- Compensation for loss of earnings, or the ongoing inability to work/loss of career
- General damages that cover pain and suffering experienced, including both physical pain and emotional pain/mental health issues
- Care, cost of adapted accommodation, adapted vehicle, prosthetics.
At Bikelawyer we understand that no one person’s circumstances are exactly the same, and will always tailor our support to your unique case. We will work carefully on your case and seek to include damages that are specific to your situation, and how the accident has affected your life.
For more information, contact us using the details below, and a member of our team will be happy to answer any queries.