A: Most people who are injured in fall down accidents submit their medical bills to private health insurance or Medicare. Those without any insurance may be able to make a claim for Medicaid. Otherwise, if there is no medical insurance, those injured in fall down accidents will have to be responsible for the bills. However, it is important to note that some businesses, like a grocery store, may carry what is known as “med-pay,” usually a small amount of medical insurance coverage available to any person injured on the premises. Not all businesses carry this type of insurance, so it is important to speak to a fall down lawyer to discuss this option.
In the event the grocery store is liable for the accident, Pennsylvania fall down accident law allows the injured to recover for medical bills whether paid by private health insurance or not. This would be accomplished by filing a lawsuit and making a claim for medical bills. If private health insurance paid for the medical bills, Pennsylvania subrogation law allows the insurer to receive a fair portion of what it paid on behalf of the injured/insured.
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