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Personal Injury and Medical Expenses: What You Should Know

By Matthew B. Miles on September 12, 2017

Two doctors reviewing medical recordsDepending on the type, location, and severity of an injury, medical expenses can add up. Combine medical expenses with lost wages, and the financial burden can be absolutely overwhelming. While health insurance can help with some of the mounting costs of medical bills, a personal injury lawsuit can recoup medical expenses in the event of an injury caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is essential to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. The legal team at Froerer & Miles, P.P.C. has extensive experience in cases involving personal injury and medical expenses in and around Ogden, UT. They will fight to get you the maximum settlement in your injury claim.

Medical Expenses May Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Essentially, any necessary and reasonable medical expenses that were incurred in an accident caused by another person's negligence may be sought in a personal injury lawsuit. Medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit include past, present, and future costs. However, future medical costs only include medical expenses that are directly related to the injury.

The amount awarded for medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit will vary based on factors such as the severity of the injury, extent of past medical expenses incurred from the injury, and the estimated amount of future medical expenses expected as a result of the injury.

Types of Medical Expenses That May Be Included

Medical expenses in a personal injury case vary based on the severity and type of injury. Some common types of medical expenses that may be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Hospital bills
  • Surgery expenses
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Diagnostic testing bills
  • Laboratory fees
  • Therapy costs
  • Rehabilitation costs

Proving Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Recovering the maximum compensation for medical expenses requires thorough documentation of all medical costs. Documentation such as hospital bills, physical therapy bills, or receipts for prescriptions are often required to calculate the costs of medical treatment.

Medical records and the testimony of medical professionals are also a key component to supporting a personal injury case. A medical professional is sometimes necessary to speak to the necessity of certain medical treatments that have been performed or will likely be needed at a future date. 

In addition to the expertise of a medical professional, seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney can help ensure you are compensated for all eligible medical expenses and guide you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. 

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Froerer & Miles, P.P.C. 

If you or a loved one are facing mounting medical expenses as a result of an injury caused by another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. For more information about personal injury lawsuits and your options for recovering medical expenses, contact one of our personal injury attorneys today.

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