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Georgia Doctors May Require Full Payment in Advance

Many patients who are being treated for personal injuries are finding that a co-pay is no longer sufficient to visit the doctor’s office. In a new trend, doctors’ offices are demanding full payments up to the deductible amounts, often before the doctor will see the patient. An industry analyst says that, as insurance companies and employers have started requiring consumers to pay more of the costs of care, doctors’ offices have shifted their fee recovery to consumers. Read Full Article.

One of the most important concerns for accident victims in Georgia is being able to pay for and receive the proper medical care needed to recover from the accident. If you are seriously injured in an car accident, for example, and suffer a back injury (herniated disc or bulging disc in the back) which requires surgery, your medical bills pile up quickly. This new approach by the medical providers could cause problems. I advise clients to utilize the medical payments coverage that comes with their car insurance policy and then to use health care coverage.

Robert J. Fleming has successfully represented many clients in Atlanta and the surrounding areas who have been injured due to the negligence of others in many different types of accidents. One of the first things we do when you hire us to represent you is to determine which methods you have available to pay for the medical treatment you need to recover from the accident. If you have been in a bad wreck, you likely will not be in the best emotional position to make these determinations. However, this is what we do for our client every day. We can sit down with you and, in any orderly fashion, figure out your best course of action to make arrangements to pay your medical bills. We also take great care to determine responsible parties and all available insurance to pay for the damages that you have sustained in the car accident or other type of accident. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, slip and fall on commercial premises, or some other type of accident that was not your fault and would like to discuss your case in complete confidence, contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.

Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and would like quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.