Calculating Medical Expenses After an Injury
Car accident victims may be entitled to file a lawsuit to collect damages after being involved in a collision that was caused by the actions or negligence of another driver. Depending on the severity of injuries incurred, medical bills can quickly pile up.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that you deserve both compassion and compensation for your injuries. Instead of worrying about how you’re going to afford to pay for your medical expenses, focus on recuperating while we fight to recover compensation for your medical damages.
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How are Medical Expenses Calculated for Damages after an Accident?
The last thing you want to concern yourself with when recovering from a serious car accident is how you are going to pay for your medical bills. Taking into account all of the other expenses auto accident victims accrue after being involved in a collision, expensive medical bills can make any victim feel as if they are going to drown in debt.
When a victim is able to prove, with the help of an attorney, that the accident was caused by another driver, they have a solid case for a personal injury claim. Medical bills are rarely lumped into a single sum, so it is important for victims to keep a record of all medical expenses they incur.
Personal injury victims may be able to recover compensation for hospital visits, physician examinations, ambulance and costs, and other medical related expenses. In order to be awarded medical damages, a victim must be able to show that the expenses were directly related to their injury and medical conditions.
Damages for medical expenses can include the costs of both past and future medical care and rehabilitation. Future costs are calculated by estimating the patient’s medical needs based on the severity and type of injuries incurred for the rest of his or her life expectancy. If you are facing years of treatment, the amount of damages you will be awarded will typically increase, depending on the case.
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Expensive medical costs are typically an indicator of the seriousness of an injury. The cost of medical care is one of the most important factors used when calculating the potential value of a claim. As a general rule of thumb, the higher your medical bills, the more damages you are entitled to.
No one ever expects to be involved in an accident. An accident that results in severe and debilitating injuries is tragic for all parties involved. Let us worry about ensuring your financial stability while you focus on rehabilitating.
Our judicial system works best when injury victims are able to afford access to legal counsel. In order to ensure that Connecticut injury victims are well-represented in a court of law, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to pursue your claim, there is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome, whether by a jury verdict or through a settlement with the other parties involved.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. With offices located in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, we are available to help all those who have been injured in the state of Connecticut. During an evaluation, one of our lawyers will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses.
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