Medical payments (med-pay) coverage pays for a car accident victim’s medical treatment as medical bills are incurred regardless of who was at fault, and sometimes without reducing the total amount recovered from the at-fault insurance company.

Med-pay must be included in every auto insurance policy offered in Colorado unless the insured specifically rejects it in writing. Whenever the law requires insurance companies to include a specific coverage, a person should think very carefully before waiving it. Med-pay is no exception.

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“Independent” Medical Examiners in Personal Injury Cases Are Typically Hired and Paid by the Defense/Insurance Company

Many of my personal injury clients are surprised to learn that in almost every civil lawsuit involving an injury, the plaintiff is required to undergo an examination by a doctor who is hired by the defense. These doctors are referred to as independent medical examiners (IME), which gives the impression they are in fact neutral and disinterested experts. Their title can give the impression these […]

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The answer could be “all of them”. If you are injured in a Colorado car accident, you should expect the at-fault driver’s insurance policy to pay for repairs to your vehicle, as well as compensation for your medical treatment, any lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. But there are other policies and coverages that could become important in your case.

Your Own Insurance or Theirs?

When you report the accident to your own auto insurance company, you may be asked […]

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1. Get to safety and get medical care.

If you are injured in an accident, your first priorities should always be to get to a safe location and to get the medical care you need. Everything else I am listing in this post is a lower priority than those two essentials. Too often victims of auto accidents suspect they might be hurt, but decide not to seek medical help because they just are not sure it is needed. They tend to […]

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A Guest Post By: Dr. Alison Bremner

Atlas Chiropractic

Have you been injured in an auto accident?  If so, here are 5 mistakes you should absolutely avoid.

For more information on how Dr. Bremner can help you visit: www.alisonbremner.com

Don’t make these mistakes! 1. Not Getting Care

If you have ever been in a car accident you know how much adrenaline can run through your body. Your hands may shake, your blood will be pumping and you will be wide awake.  […]

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