You're usually entitled to be compensated for any medical expenses incurred as the result of an auto crash, large truck wreck, or other personal injuries resulting from another person’s negligence.
A personal injury attorney from Samples Ames PLLC can work with you to make sure every expense is itemized and recovered. You'll also receive advice on strategies to maximize available insurance benefits.
If you're successful then either the person who caused your injury—or in most cases that person’s insurance company—will pay your medical bills.
What Medical Bills Will Be Paid?
Generally, medical expenses include all healthcare costs associated with your personal injury. This includes expenses already incurred, currently coming in, and what you'll likely incur in the future.
Anything related to your medical treatment may be considered a medical cost including, but not limited to:
- Doctors’ appointments
- Assistive medical devices
- Rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy
The insurance company might try to minimize your award of damages. Therefore, it's important to have the right evidence. This includes things such as past medical bills, your medical record—
which shows the connection between your injury and resulting medical care—and expert testimony regarding the expected future value of medical costs.
Protect Your Medical Expense Recovery
If you fail to take action right away, you'll remain responsible for your medical costs. Yet, if you can reach a successful settlement or are successful in court, then the person who caused your injury or that individual’s insurer is likely responsible for paying your costs.