VA-HAD AUTO ACCIDENT-OTHER PERSONS FAULT, AM I RESPONSIBLE TO PAY BACK MY INSURANCE COMPANY’S EXPENSES OUT OF MY SETTLEMENT

I HAD AN AUTO ACCIDENT IN VA, OTHER PEOPLE WERE CHARGED. I GOT A CHECK FOR $2300 FROM THE OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY. MY HEALTH INSURANCE WANTS TO BE RE-EMBURSED FOR THEIR EXPENSES THAT THEY PAID. I PAID ALL OF THE CO-PAYS. I HAVE HEARD THAT YOU CAN DOUBLE BILL, IS THIS A CASE FOR THAT?

Asked on June 16, 2009 under Accident Law, Virginia

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

if you paid all your co-pays and the expenses the insurance company is now seeking are expenses that your supposed to be covered for they may be attempting to double bill you. Without the exact numbers and bills in front of me it is hard to answer for sure but you should not pay any additional fees without first bringing all the paperwork to a local attorney to review.

It sounds as if you got a settlement amount from the other insrance company and one should have nothing to do with the other so again check with a local attorney and only than can you pay it if they tell you after seeing everything that it is rightfully due. good luck


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