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Can you get compensation for meds after a severe car crash?

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Prescription medications can be one of many serious expenses for people recovering from car crash injuries. In Kentucky, it is possible to get compensation for the costs of medications and many other things.

For example, compensation typically covers expenses such as hospital bills, doctor visits, surgeries and prescription medications. However, the amount of compensation can vary depending on the specifics of the case, including the severity of the injuries and the insurance coverage.

No-fault insurance system

Kentucky operates under a “no-fault” insurance system for car accidents. Regardless of who is at fault for the accident, each party’s insurance company is responsible for covering their medical expenses up to a certain limit. Kentucky drivers must carry Personal Injury Protection insurance. It covers medical expenses and lost wages up to a specified amount.

Coverage limits

Prescription medications can help manage pain, reduce inflammation, prevent infections and relax muscles, among other things. PIP insurance can provide coverage for prescription medications. However, there are limits to the amount of compensation available.

Policyholders should review their policies to understand the extent of their coverage for prescription medications and other medical expenses. Be aware of any deductibles, copayments or coverage caps.

Additional compensation

Additional compensation may involve filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company or pursuing a lawsuit to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. However, the process for obtaining additional compensation can be complex.

Understanding the options for seeking compensation is important for ensuring fair and adequate reimbursement.