House Bill 542, aka the “Billed vs. Paid Law,” went into effect in October of 2011. The law requires personal injury victims to disclose the medical expenses paid by their health insurance companies.
The Law may give insurance companies yet another upper hand by allowing their defense attorneys to argue that a jury should only have to compensate injured citizens for the out-of-pocket medical expenses paid. Insurance companies already benefit from pure contributory negligence; meaning that if a judge finds the personal injury victim even 1% at fault for their injuries they are barred from recovering any compensation.
It is now more important than ever to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. People do not volunteer to be hurt. Fisher Stark has represented numerous clients who have suffered from personal injuries through the fault of another. Our firm is devoted to spending the time and attention required. Our attorneys routinely represent clients against insurance companies and other responsible parties. If you’ve been injured, call the Asheville auto accident attorneys at Fisher Stark today, 828.505.4300.