San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Ronald B. Laba Comments on News Story about California Medical Debt Rates for Accident Victims

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The founding attorney of the Ronald B Laba Law Offices discusses how an auto accident can result in overwhelming and sometimes incorrect medical bills for victims.

This study serves as a reminder that California residents need to take every step necessary to make sure their medical bills are accurate and compensated by insurance companies after an accident.

Commenting on an ABC 23 news article detailing the impact of medical bills on injury victims, San Diego personal injury lawyer Ronald B. Laba today stressed the importance of checking for billing errors and seeking legal advice after being injured in an accident in California.

Laba, a personal injury lawyer in San Diego with 30 years’ experience, based his comments on an October 13 news article, “Study says California has third highest rate of medical debt in nation.” According to the article, a recent study found that California residents face the third-highest rate of medical debt in the nation, including a number of billing errors on claims collected at hospitals across the state.

“The physical and emotional impact of an accident may last for months or years. While money may be the last thing on an accident victim’s mind after an accident, the financial impact simply cannot be overlooked,” Laba said. “This study serves as a reminder that California residents need to take every step necessary to make sure their medical bills are accurate and compensated by insurance companies after an accident.”

The ABC 23 news report indicated that the study, conducted by NerdWallet, collected records from various federal agencies from 2010 to 2013. The study found California adults over age 18 to have incurred the third-highest amount of medical debt in the United States, trailing only New York and Texas.

Furthermore, claims surveyed at hospitals around California revealed that more than two-thirds of claims contained errors and more than one-third of all claims overcharged Medicare, according to the study, with an estimated 20 percent of adults across the United States to be contacted by bill collectors about medical debt by the end of the year.

“When somebody is injured in any type of accident through no fault of their own, it’s imperative to speak with an attorney immediately,” Laba said. “In addition to pursuing compensation for lost wages and other damages, an attorney can pore over medical records to ensure accident victims aren’t paying for surgeries, medication and other medical treatments they never received.”

About Ronald B Laba Law Offices

Attorney Ronald B. Laba graduated with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in 1984 and has been admitted to practice law in California for 30 years. Opening Ronald B Laba Law Offices in 1991, Attorney Laba has fought tirelessly for individuals and families in San Diego, Oceanside and the communities and cities throughout North, South and East County. Attorney Laba works tirelessly on behalf of California residents injured as a result of auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, dangerous drugs and medical devices and a variety of other personal injury cases.

If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident in San Diego, contact the Ronald B Laba Law Offices today at 866-434-1577 for a free case consultation.

Ronald B Laba Law Offices are located at:
4370 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121

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