WTVQ ABC36 reported that the Red Cross is asking for blood donors. There is an immediate need for blood donations so that patient can continue to receive blood transfusions in life-threatening situations. In addition to the current need, blood donors are needed throughout the winter months to ensure a sufficient supply remains for patients in need.

You can call the Red Cross at 1-800-Red-Cross to find a donation site near you. Several donation dates have been scheduled throughout February. You can also visit the Red Cross’s website to get more information or make an appointment to donate blood.

The Cost of Treating Traumatic Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents

As Louisville car accident attorneys, we see have devastating car accidents can be for the victims and their families.  When victims of car accidents sustain traumatic injuries, they require emergency medical services. In many cases, accident victims require surgery and lengthy hospital stays. In some cases, blood transfusions are necessary. In the above news story, one man recalled when he needed over 300 units of blood after being injured in a car accident.

At the time of the accident, the victim and the family are not concerned with the cost involved in treating traumatic injuries. However, there does come a time when the medical bills must be paid. For some, medical costs can quickly add into the thousands of dollars.  For traumatic injuries, the cost can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many families are overwhelmed by the cost of medical care for injuries sustained in a car accident.

Who Pays the Cost of Medical Treatment?

If you are injured in a car accident, your health insurance may cover your medical treatment. However, you are responsible for the payment of any co-pays or costs that are not covered by your policy. Even for individuals who have health insurance, the co-pays and out-of-pocket costs can be too expensive to pay.

When a driver causes a car accident, he or she is responsible for the damages caused by that accident. In other words, if another driver caused your car crash, that driver should pay your medical bills. You must file an accident claim against the driver’s insurance coverage to recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Unfortunately, the insurance company won’t pay your medical bills until your claim is settled and your claim cannot be settled until you are released by your doctor.

Hiring an experienced Louisville car accident attorney can help ensure your case moves as quickly as possible and your rights are protected. The insurance company may try to delay your claim or pay you less than your claim is worth if an attorney does not represent you.

Hiring an attorney can also help with your medical bills. In some cases, your medical providers may accept a letter from your attorney promising to pay your medical bills from the proceeds of your accident claim.  Your attorney can explain more about your options for receiving medical treatment while your accident claim is pending.

Call A Louisville Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have questions or you want to schedule a free legal consultation, call the Shelton Law Group at 1-888-761-7204 or use our online contact form on our website. Our Louisville car accident attorneys offer free case evaluations for victims and their families. We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.