Your health insurance alone may be a significant financial undertaking for you. So it is unfortunate when it still cannot cover the full extent of the medical bills you incurred immediately after your personal injury accident. What’s worse is the fact that these medical bills may continue to pile up indefinitely. This is when pursuing legal action may be deemed pivotal. Continue reading to learn what future medical expenses can be recovered in a personal injury claim and how an experienced Landover Maryland personal injury lawyer at Judy Law Firm can assist you in recuperating them.
What future medical expenses can I recover in a personal injury claim?
You may assume that you are going to receive recurrent medical bills if your doctor informs you that your injury is going to take a significant amount of time to heal. Or, you may anticipate this if your doctor believes that your injury is going to remain the same or worsen over time.
For example, you may only require medical care on the date of your accident if your injury is a minor concussion. On the other hand, you may need long-term medical care if your injury is serious or life-threatening, such as a traumatic brain injury.
And so, if your doctor’s recommended treatment plan is for the long term, you may seek financial compensation for your future medical expenses in your personal injury claim. Examples of future medical expenses you may claim include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The cost of ambulance services and emergency room visits.
- The cost of required surgeries and hospitalizations.
- The cost of required physical therapies and rehabilitation services.
- The cost of required medications and medical equipment.
- The cost of required diagnostic tests and labs.
- The cost of doctor’s visits and transportation to get there.
- The cost of home health care and long-term nursing care.
What other damages can I recover?
Aside from medical expenses, you may suffer both economic and non-economic damages as a direct result of another party’s negligence in your accident. In addition, you may be currently incurring these damages or anticipate incurring them in the future. Without further ado, examples of other damages you may recover in your personal injury claim are as follows:
- Economic damages:
- Current lost income or future lost earning capacity.
- Current and future lost bonuses or commissions.
- Repair bills for property damages.
- Other out-of-pock expenses.
- Non-economic damages:
- Your physical pain and suffering.
- Your mental anguish and emotional distress.
- Your loss of companionship.
- Your diminished quality of life.
If a personal injury claim is something that you wish to kickstart today, then you must retain the services of a skilled Landover Maryland personal injury lawyer from Judy Law Firm. We await sitting down with you at your free initial consultation.