What Types of Ongoing Medical Care Can You Pursue in an Injury Claim?
Injury victims are often focused on the medical care they currently need and may need for the next few days, weeks or even months. However, they may not be as concerned about their future treatment needs, probably because they are unsure of what those future treatment needs may be.
That is why meeting with a lawyer can be so important. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team today to learn about compensation for future medical care.
Medical Care You May Need Later
At the time of a settlement or verdict, your recovery may not be complete, and you may require additional medical care in the future. Your attorney should consult with your treating physician to determine what types of procedures and treatments are likely to be required to aid your recovery and clarify what treatment is needed in the future to continue the healing process.
The types of future medical care that may be necessary depend on the type of injury you sustained, its severity and where you are in the recovery process. For example, if you have sustained severe burns, you may require multiple reconstructive surgeries over the coming years to improve your condition. There is a healing period between each surgery, which pushes the entire timeline.
For any type of treatment, you may be able to pursue compensation for the following costs:
- Hospital stays
- Diagnostic tests and imaging
- Medical equipment
- Home modifications
- Travel to medical appointments
It is very important to factor in these costs, so you are not stuck paying for your recovery out of your own pocket. You may not be able to afford it and may go into debt trying to obtain the care you need if you do not obtain compensation for future care.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced since the crash you can pursue compensation for the future pain and suffering you expect to deal with in the future.
Your doctor can estimate how long your recovery is expected to take in order to help your attorney determine the value of future pain and suffering.
The extent of your injuries along with medical expert testimony helps you prove the pain and suffering you have experienced. As you pursue compensation for the ongoing pain and suffering you expect to experience, it can be helpful to have multiple medical experts provide testimony regarding the severity of your injury, how long it is expected to take for you to recover and the level of pain you experience on a regular basis.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys for Help
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation that pays for future medical treatment, in addition to funds for other medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our Minneapolis personal injury attorneys work to ensure victims receive a fair settlement that accounts for future medical costs and other damages.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. We charge no upfront fees, and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.