Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Suffering from an accident with severe injuries and dealing with the aftermath of paying the medical expenses can take a heavy toll in any person. Not to mention the strain of not knowing what the necessary expenses are, and the legalities you need to present at court.

When you sustain any injury caused by another person’s negligence, you will likely seek medical treatment and hire an attorney to file a lawsuit. You are entitled to claim medical expenses and damages incurred from your accident injuries.

What are the Examples of Medical Expenses?

Medical expenses are classified as compensatory damages, which are intended to pay the injured party of its losses. In other words, any type of medical expenses related with the injuries sustained from the accident can be claimed.

If your medical care is ongoing and require a lot of treatment, it can get expensive. And for this reason, it is essential to be very mindful in documenting your injuries and treatment to calculate the damages for claim.

Medical expenses can include: 

  • hospital bills (emergency room, admission room charge, medical supplies used)
  • physical therapy bills (consultation, prescription)
  • family physician bills (consultation, prescription)
  • alternative treatments (acupuncture, chiropractic)
  • laboratory fee (tests, CT scans, X-ray scans)
  • surgery fee (physician fee, labor/procedure cost)
  • pain management treatment (consultation, prescription)
  • cost of prescription medication

You should also keep in mind that future medical expenses related to your original injury can be claimed. An example would be a surgery that was prescribed by your physician but you opted not to take at the time of trial. This can be considered as a future medical expense that you can still claim.

Do I need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Taking things in your own hands can be disastrous in pursuing a claim and settling with the other party at fault without an attorney. If you do, the possibility of having unfavorable settlement and expensive medical expenses paid from your own pocket can be expected. You can easily avoid experiencing these complications by getting a Personal Injury Attorney. The sooner you get one, the easier you can resolve your case.

In most accidents, there may be multiple parties that may share liability. With an attorney, those parties can be identified and you can seek compensation from each one. An attorney can help you manage and calculate your medical expenses, and consult with your treating physicians to make sure you get the best care for your injury, saving you from the burden of gathering and organizing necessary files all by yourself.

At Mesriani Law Group, you can rest assured that you are well represented with experienced attorneys who will get you the maximum compensation for your case. With our No Win No Fee policy you don’t have to worry about additional expenses coming out of your pocket. For a free consultation, contact our personal injury law firm today and see how we can help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.