Can I Recover Future Medical Expenses in My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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When you sustain an injury due to the negligence of another party, you may look forward to the day your lawsuit is settled. However, it’s essential to understand that this does not automatically mean your injuries are healed. Unfortunately, the accident may leave you with chronic injuries or in need of life-long treatment. As such, it’s essential to understand that you are entitled to compensation for any future medical expense you expect to incur as a result. Keep reading to learn more about this process and discover how an Ouachita Parish, Louisiana personal injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Are Future Medical Expenses?

In some instances, you may discover that injuries you sustain require extended care. As such, the settlement you receive may only cover the expenses you’ve incurred up to the point of your payment. However, you may discover you require medical care that extends well beyond the settlement of your personal injury case. As such, you may be left with bills you cannot pay years after you received compensation.

Luckily, you can fight for compensation for any future medical expenses you may experience as a result of your injury. For example, if you need physical therapy or kidney dialysis for years after the lawsuit, your attorney can work with you to help ensure you can receive compensation to pay for these expenses.

How Are These Determined?

In order to determine future medical expenses, you may need to enlist the assistance of outside witnesses. These are experts in their fields who can speak to the severity of your injuries and the medical expenses necessary to treat you.

Your attorney will work with you to calculate the expenses necessary if you are expected to make a full recovery.  However, if you will require life-long treatment, then they will work with your doctors to create a plan to determine the expenses you can expect from your injuries.

How Can an Attorney Help?

If you want to pursue compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained, it’s essential to enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney. Not only will you need a lawyer to help you prove that you deserve compensation for your injuries, but they can work with outside experts to help you receive additional funds for your medical expenses. Unfortunately, if you try to navigate this process on your own, you may not receive enough funds to cover your expenses.

When you’re hurt and need help, Breithaupt, DuBos, & Wolleson, LLC, is ready to assist. Our dedicated legal team will do everything possible to help you receive the full compensation you are entitled to. We understand how devastating these injuries can be. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you through this complex process.

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