A Murrieta man who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident several weeks ago died last week from injuries sustained in the crash. The day of the accident, the man was riding his motorcycle northeast of San Diego in Aguanga when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle.
The amount of money a doctor or hospital bills for medical care is not necessarily the same amount an insurance company pays. Usually, in fact, insurers negotiate these amounts down and pay health care providers only a fraction of the original bill. This practice, however, raises an interesting question in personal injury cases: Are recoverable medical costs the amount billed or the amount paid?