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

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If you are injured in an accident you should not just be compensated for the medical care you have already received. If your injuries are going to leave behind lasting damage, your future medical expenses need to be factored into the compensation as well. A Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you calculate your future costs, and then they will help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.

What Kinds of Future Medical Expenses Can I Sue For?

Your future care needs can vary based on the severity and type of injuries you suffered in your accident. You might need:

  • Additional surgeries
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medications

The costs here can continue to add up long after your personal injury case concludes.

How Do I Calculate Future Medical Expenses?

It can be difficult to accurately tally up future medical expenses, but your lawyer will do their best to figure out what kind of bills you could be dealing with in the future. We can work with medical experts who can accurately gauge your need for future care and roughly how much that care could cost. What we do not want is an underestimation that leaves you stuck paying for injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence.

Do I Need an Expert Witness for My Case?

An expert witness can be helpful if you are seeking future medical expenses as a part of your settlement. A medical professional who can testify about your prognosis and what kinds of medical care you will need in the future can do a lot to strengthen your case.

Your own doctor could also testify on your behalf. They would be an expert in what kinds of care you would need after all. Your lawyer can look at the specifics of your case and how your doctor comes off on the stand, and then they can advise you on whether or not an outside expert could help you.

Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer, but you should know that an attorney from our firm can do a lot to help you secure fair compensation, including future medical expenses. Your lawyer can:

  • Gather evidence, like surveillance footage of your accident
  • Speak to eyewitnesses
  • Prepare you for testimony
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing
  • Handle all communications with insurance companies and other involved parties

Reach Out to Our Legal Team

If you are worried about mounting medical bills and other expenses, contact the James Law Office. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about the value of your case and how we can help you sue for damages.

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