One of the saddest things I experience as an attorney is when a person comes to see me six months or a year after their accident, and they haven’t gotten any medical treatment because they didn’t have insurance and they were afraid to go into debt.

This is tragic, because starating up treatment so long after the accident might never result in the kind of physical recovery they could have enjoyed if they had started appropriate treatment promptly after the accident. It is also sad because an injured person is much less likely to get a fair financial recovery for their treatment when they waited so long to get medical treatment.

In this interview with Michael J. Swanson, author of How David Beats Goliath: Access to Capital for Contingent-Fee Law Firms, I discuss the various options people have to get their medical bills paid – even if they have no insurance. This is important information for anyone who was hurt in a car or bus accident, or knows someone who was injured.