Am I liable for ambulance charges transport that were not medically necessary?

I was working at a summer camp as a counselor (no health insurance provided) and was involved in a minor boating accident. An ambulance was called to the scene. I had only bonked my head, but my friend was put on a backboard and transported via ambulance. The responders suggested that I be seen by a doctor, too and permitted me to accompany my friend to the hospital. I paid all of my bills (about $750) out of pocket since I wasn’t insured at the time, but about 3 months later I got a bill for $550 from the ambulance company. Had I known I would be charged, I would have driven to the hospital.

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, New York

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