Will the other driver (the one who rear-ended me) be responsible for my medical bills?
I was rear-ended by a teenager who hit me while I was at a complete stop for light. I called police and he refused to file a report or issue a ticket to the driver.
He said it is their practice to not issue report for anything that looks like it is less than $1000 damage. My airbag did not deploy, however, I have a bruised kidney (which complicates my kidney disease - polycystic kidney disease) and my breast implant ruptured.
The car sustained minor damage to the bumper, but the breast surgery will be close to $7,000. Will the driver be responsible?
I did not have the paramedics come to scene, however, after spending a day in bed sore, I went to my doctor and then was sent to ER with all medical findings documented.
You are in a difficult situation. Most breast implant ruptures, in car accidents, occurred because of a significant impact against the airbag. If there is no air bag deployment, and the impact shows damages under $1,000.00, it is unlikely that the insurance company will be very kin in paying for the damages.
Other questions will come to mind, like: how old were the implants? Usually, they will asks this to determine if you are "due" to have surgery redone and simply want a way to pay for them.