Q: Am I liable to pay for medical bills incurred from a car accident? I got involved in a car accident yesterday. I was crossing an intersection and then the car in front of me suddenly stopped. I hit the car's rear end. The police said that I was at fault because I could have kept a fair distance from the front vehicle. Here are the facts of the case: 1) My car insurance expired last month 2) The woman in the other vehicle don't have health nor car insurance 3) She was driving her brother's car 4) She went to the ER and incurred some medical bills. I am aware of my liability for the car but do I need to pay for all her medical bills. What further action can I do?
Yes you're liable for your medical care. Ultimately the other guy who was at fault may be liable to pay them but initially you are the one who must pay them. If your auto insurance was in effect then report this accident to your company and file a claim under your own medical pay coverage section of the policy.