Do insurance companies pay for dental fees up front for accidents

I was eating at Cracker Barrel in North Carolina. While eating the pinto beans bit into something hard and heard a crunch. Taking it out of my mouth it was a ham bone, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 inches round. I broke 2 teeth and I think I cracked one. I am on a fixed income and have no cash to go to dentist. Will their insurance pay for this up front. Thanks

Asked on May 17, 2016 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is unlikely that the insurance company for Cracker Barrel will pay for the dentist up front;however, you should ask that particular insurance company.
You can still go to a dentist by finding a dentist who will take the case on a lien basis.  This means the dentist is paid out of the settlement of the case.


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