Medical Bills from a Hit and Run , please help.

How it started:

On Wednesday February 5th, I was involved in a hit n run while on my motorcycle. The driver intentionally pulled out across the road to have me drive into them.

The Duval Sheriffs office is outright refusing to get the video of what happened from the Econolodge next to the road where it occurred, they said they have "more pressing issues" And the motel won't allow me to get it.

I had saved up a few year to go pick up a used bike that day and I Only had the vehicle 3 hours. The dealership claimed that the insurance I already had would extend to the bike, it sadly did not. to add insult to injury, one of the responding officers asked me if I had made it all up because there was a temp tag on the bike and I just dropped it , just wow. I had to refuse the ambulance ride to the hospital clearly due to costs.
What made it worse

After the accident I went home, then my left knee swelled up to about the size of a cantaloupe. So I was talked into going to the hospital. I went to the ER, where they did x-rays, then insisted on a CT Scan, and then told me it was a hematoma, and even though I told them I was feeling very faint and had almost blacked out, they strapped a movement limiter on me leg and told me I was discharged. They stuck me on crutches, and pointed through the 4 doors I had to get through to get to the exit. I barely made it to the curb , waiting from my brother to come pick me up. Apparently I did black out, badly, woke up with the ER screaming at me if I remembered who i was. They're slapping staples in my head, then taking them BACK OUT, because they kept messing up closing my head wound.

I got readmitted to the ER, Another CT scan. And barely clearheaded about whats going on, with a huge head wound, with doctors yelling at me. They keep me there another day, then say they've found an Afib in my heart, but don't think that's what caused the black out..

So at this point they've NOT treated my knee, NOT treated the black outs, and put me through an Electrocardio Inversion (The put me under and shock my heart) because they say it's medically necessary and that the hospital will get it covered. Ha.. No, I wake up they say it failed. So now No Lawyer wants to touch the hospital for discharging me wrong and causing the head wound/concussion. The Hospital has 10 different people billing me so that they can avoid the charity/financial Aide, and the hospital wants apparently $68,000 for the electrocadio and Anesthesia.


I'm lost as to how no lawyer will even consider this, Or why the Sheriff's office won't get the tape of what happened. But I'm being buried in these bills. I'm working hard to get "self pay" or "financial aide / charity" as best I can, but I sincerely need your help to not get physically destroyed by this.

I've rewritten this story to make more sense and sound less RUN ON , I'm going to try and keep posting as many updates as I can, to all of you who've helped , I can't begin to thank you enough, and to those of you who've helped spread this around, I can't do it with out you, so thank you so much!

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James La Bella 
Jacksonville, FL
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