Q: I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home
I was in an accident about a month ago (hit by a car as I crossed the street from sidewalk to sidewalk while biking home). I was knocked unconscious for a brief period and woke up to cops around me looking at me with flashlights. I was asked if I wanted to go to the ER in the ambulance and I refused twice saying "No" because I do not have health insurance and I knew it would be expensive. After I refused I walked home carrying my bike.
Do I have to pay a bill for a first responder response if I did not make the call or get in the ambulance?
A: MORE INFO NEEDED.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND MAKE A FREE APPOINTMENT WITH A PI LAWYER WHO CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION IF YOU WERE NOT AT FAULT.
IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN IF YOU CONTACT ME I WILL GIVE YOU SEVERAL NAMES TO CONSIDER.
HOWEVER, DON'T DISCUSS CASES LIKE THIS ON AN OPEN FORUM WHERE ANYONE CAN USE IT AGAINST YOU.
A: I highly recommend you consult with an attorney. You may be entitled to recover not only the cost you incurred, but compensation for your (past?) and future medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. Based on your description, it sounds like you suffered a traumatic brain injury which can have long term consequences.
A: Yes. You are responsible. You should be asking about a possible personal injury claim against the driver. You might be able to recover your medical expenses and your pain and suffering.
A: I would be surprised if you received a bill from any Municipal EMS/paramedic service. If however, you did, you can dispute the bill under the circumstances you explained. The more interesting question is who hit you? Was it a hit and run situation? If so, you were the victim of a crime and could have the bill covered under the state's crime victim program. Good luck.
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