Most people do not have the ability to pay for medical care up front. In many cases, an attorney will be able to work with the hospital’s billing department as well as other medical providers so that the client can get the medical care they need without the worry about having to pay for those costs up front. Some doctors will be willing to accept a lien on the proceeds of the lawsuit equivalent to the value of their treatment, in exchange for providing treatment without being paid up front. Other doctors will accept health insurance regardless of who was at fault. Your attorney will work with you to determine the best course of action specific for your case as there are no hard and fast solutions in this regard.