Can I Seek Compensation For Future Medical Expenses In a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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If you have been injured in an accident, you are probably looking at a rising pile of medical bills. When you sue for damages, it might seem obvious that you can ask to be compensated for your medical expenses, but what happens if this is not the end of your medical costs? If you have injuries that will continue to cost you money, you can ask to be compensated for future medical costs as well. Our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the kind of settlement that you deserve.

What Damages Can I Pursue in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury suit allows you to pursue two types of damages, economic and noneconomic. As the names imply, economic damages are meant to make up for the actual costs of an accident. That includes medical care, and that includes the cost of future medical care. Economic damages can also include lost wages, since it is likely that your injuries kept you from earning money for a time.

Noneconomic damages are for the things that are more difficult to assign a dollar value to. A good example is “pain and suffering.” A fair compensation offer should make up for both economic and noneconomic damages, and it should be calculated with future needs, trauma, and hardship in mind.

How Can I Predict Future Medical Expenses?

It can be difficult to predict exactly how much money you will need to take care of your future medical needs. Your doctors should be able to give you estimates of what kinds of treatments you will need though. If it is just a matter of scheduling a few more surgeries or physical therapy sessions, then the bills probably will not be too high. If you or a loved one need continued, lifelong care though, that is a different story entirely.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Sue for Future Medical Expenses?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing a personal injury case, but an experienced attorney can be helpful in a few key ways when you are trying to pursue future medical expenses. Our firm has a network of experts that we can reach out to, including doctors and medical experts, who can testify on your behalf. If it looks like you will continue to need care for the injuries suffered in this accident, one of our experts can testify to that convincingly.

Your lawyer can also:

  • Field settlement offers
  • Talk to the insurance companies for you
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing
  • Answer any questions that you have

If you are serious about fighting for future medical costs, our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight alongside you.

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If you were injured in an accident and you are ready to fight for a fair compensation offer, contact The Wilton Law Firm. We can set up an initial consultation and take a closer look at your case. Then we will help you sue for future medical expenses and any other damages you deserve.