What Medical Expenses Can I Claim in My Lawsuit?

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It is likely for you to incur some bodily injury from your involvement in a personal injury accident. This may undoubtedly lead to medical expenses you did not anticipate having to pay. While you may carry a quality life insurance plan, it may still be insufficient to cover the full extent of your bodily injuries. Nor should you have to tap into your funds if the accident was due to no fault of your own to begin with. Rather, you may want the at-fault party to be held responsible for these incurred bills via a personal injury lawsuit. Read on to discover which medical expenses you can claim in your lawsuit and how a seasoned Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can work to ensure no stone is left unturned.

What types of medical expenses can I claim in my personal injury lawsuit?

The types of medical expenses you are charged may be heavily dependent on the type of personal injury accident you were involved in and the severity of your bodily injuries. Though your specific bills may likely be a culmination of the following:

  • The cost of ambulance transportation from the scene of your accident.
  • The cost of your emergency room visit and overnight hospital stay.
  • The cost of your required medical treatments and surgeries.
  • The cost of your prescription medications and medical devices.
  • The cost of installing handicap assistive devices in your home.
  • The cost of third-party domestic services or home healthcare services.
  • The cost of your commute to and from recurring doctor’s appointments.

What happens if I forget to factor certain medical expenses into my claim?

Before you file your personal injury claim, you must make a vehement effort to ensure you include any and all medical expenses you incurred as a direct result of your accident event. That is, you must be content with the amount you are claiming in damages before you and the defendant reach a settlement agreement or before the civil court jury reaches a verdict. This is because you cannot file another legal action for the same case in pursuit of more money. In other words, this is your one and only shot at receiving the financial compensation you require to reach a full physical recovery.

With that being said, you must remember to factor in the other types of economic damages you incurred in relation to your bodily injuries and medical needs. For example, you may miss out on wages you would have earned if you did not get injured and had to prioritize doctor’s appointments, physical rest, etc. instead.

What’s more, you must remember to include the future medical expenses you anticipate incurring. For example, your bodily injuries may be catastrophic, life-altering, and life-threatening, therefore making these bills extend to future months, years, or even decades.

To ensure you do not forget anything, you may want to hire a medical expert, a financial expert, and arguably most importantly, a lawyer. In conclusion, there is no better time than the present to act. So please reach out to a competent Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. at your earliest possible convenience.

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