Accounting for Long-Term Medical Expenses in a Personal Injury Claim

When you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another, you are likely to incur significant expenses in the treatment of those injuries. Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may have to receive medical treatment for a substantial amount of time. Therefore, it is essential that you refrain from accepting the first offer of settlement from the wrongdoer’s insurance company, because it may simply be inadequate to truly compensate you for the medical expenses that you will incur in the future as a result of your injuries.

Accounting for long-term medical expenses can be difficult until you have been treated for your injuries by your medical providers and an official prognosis reached. While no prognosis can be completely certain, it may take some time for you to consult with all appropriate doctors and specialists so that they can determine your needs for future treatment. It is only once you have reached this point that your personal injury attorney can begin to place a monetary value on your personal injury claim in terms of economic damages, which include current and future medical expenses related to your injuries.

When a vehicle crash causes serious injuries to you or a loved one, the impact can be devastating, not only physically, but financially, especially if you have lost wages and incurred medical bills as a result of the accident. Although some accidents are just that – accidents – others are caused by the negligence of another, such as a driver who is distracted, speeding, or violating other traffic laws. If you are in this situation, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call Boller & Vaughan today and learn how our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys can advocate on your behalf.


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