I recently was in an accident and was arrested for DUI but was taken to hospital under police custody. Am I responsible

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Customer: I recently was in an accident and was arrested for DUI but was taken to hospital under police custody. Am I responsible for medical bills
JA: Was the DUI charged as a felony or misdemeanor? Do you have any upcoming court dates?
Customer: Felony no court date yet I think
JA: Where are you located? DUI laws vary by state.
Customer: Dallas
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: that I already have an attorney for my case
Answered by CrimDefense in 5 mins 2 months ago
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Good morning

This is Alex, Esq., and Welcome to Just Answer.

I have been a legal expert on the site for over a decade and my goal is to provide you with the best experience possible and answer any questions you may have about your current situation. Your satisfaction is my top priority! Please note this site is for general information for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Communicating with an expert on this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship and it is always in your best interest to retain legal counsel, if you have a current legal matter, that you need help with.

First, thank you for coming to the site and trusting that we can provide you with the proper information to help you have a better understanding of the situation. Second, I want you to know that I understand how frustrating and/or concerning your situation is, so I am here to help and hope we can work through this so you know what direction you may want to proceed in and alleviate the stress.

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I am doing okay
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I jus have a question about my medical records
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More like my bill
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Of course. How can I assist?

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I was recently arrested for a dui. While in custody I had text done in the hospital. Am I responsible for the bill or is the state?
Customer
The dui will be a felony charge.
Customer
I just want to make sure I correctly take care of my 15k bill
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CrimDefense, Expert

Thank you and I do understand. Yes, if you were taken to the hospital and tests were done and you had to be examined, you would be liable for the cost of any treatment or care, as the patient. Now, if you have insurance, they should be billing them and if you are uninsured, you could be personally liable. $15,000 is a lot, so you can ask them for a reasonable payment plan as well.

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I do have insurance but they didn’t have that info. Okay. I just wanted to make sure I took care of it correctly.
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CrimDefense, Expert

Yes, I would provide it to the hospital, so they can bill them and make sure they are aware. Then, you should be responsible for any co-pay or deductible.

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Okay. Thank you for your help
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