Medical Expenses are Leading Cause of Bankruptcy

Categories: Medical Lawsuits

Tough economic times have led to record numbers of bankruptcies in Georgia, but another factor causes thousands every year to fall into financial trouble — car or truck accidents that lead to medical expenses.

The cost of medical treatment has skyrocketed over the last decade, and if you have to make a trip to the emergency room as a result of an auto accident, even for a minor injury, your visit could reach into the thousands in medical expenses.

When you’re in an accident that is no fault of your own, someone has to pay for the medical costs. What if you’re in an accident and members of your family are also in the car? Multiple injuries and mounting medical bills can send just about any household over the brink into financial dispair, especially when insurance companies are slow to provide relief.

It is a sad fact that insurance companies often drag their feet in settling claims. Most auto insurance companies will fight claims, or at least stretch out the investigations and accident analyses to a point where many people get behind in paying medical bills or find they are strapped for cash as a result of paying them responsibly. What do you do?

You need a qualified personal injury attorney who knows how to deal with insurance companies, medical providers, and the authorities. David Van Sant is an Atlanta accident lawyer who works with victims to ensure that they get the financial restitituion they need to take care of their families and their bills.

For more information on David Van Sant, contact his law office today.