It is not unusual for a senior citizen to be involved in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else’s negligence. In addition to the increased physical problems caused by any injuries, there are practical financial issues which are particular to seniors.
The most pressing issue for seniors involved in any type of motor vehicle accident is Medicare. When a senior citizen is involved in a collision, if they have auto insurance, that insurance will pay for their medical bills up to the limit of their insurance. If the bills exceed the auto insurance coverage, Medicare kicks in.
If the injured person collects money damages from the negligent driver, Medicare must be reimbursed for bills they have paid. The payment can be tricky and a cumbersome process.
Failure to properly reimburse Medicare can expose the senior citizen to additional financial hardships.
If you are a senior citizen involved in a motor vehicle collision whether it involves a car, tractor-trailer or motorcycle, we at Lisko and Associates are experienced in dealing with Medicare issues. Please call our office for a free evaluation and discussion of your case.