What Medical Bills are Covered in a Personal Injury Case?
After an accident, one of the biggest concerns for a personal injury victim is the cost of treatment for their injuries. Medical bills can pile up quickly after an accident, but an experienced personal injury attorney will zealously advocate on your behalf to ensure that the costs of your medical care are covered in your compensation. The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates understand the panic and stress caused by mounting medical expenses after an accident and have the experience you need for your injury case. Call or contact the office today to schedule a free claim consultation.
Accident Related Medical Treatment
Often the most significant aspect of covered medical expenses is those related to medical treatment immediately after an accident. All accident related medical treatment is covered in a personal injury claim. This may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Ambulance transportation
- Hospitalization costs
- Medical scans and other tests
- Specialist costs, and more.
In order to be covered in the compensation for an accident claim, the victim must be able to show through medical records or doctor testimony that the treatment was directly related to the injuries caused by the accident.
Future Medical Treatment
Future medical treatment associated with the injuries caused by an accident also may be covered in a personal injury claim. These costs are usually estimated based on the recommendations of medical experts, the severity of the injuries, and the specific future treatment required. Future medical treatment can include many types of rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, in addition to any long-term care, like a home care nurse. Depending on the insurer and the details of the case, it may also include coverage of psychologist costs and other mental health care professionals.
Other Medical Care Costs
There are also some other costs associated with medical care following an accident that may be included in your compensation. Items such as prosthetics or other medical devices may also be included in a compensation claim.
What is Not Covered
It is also important to highlight some medical costs that are not usually covered in an accident claim. Medical treatments that were occurring prior to the accident are not usually covered in accident compensation. In addition, some alternative treatments like acupuncture or chiropractic treatments may not be covered depending on the insurers involved in the case. Your attorney can review your ongoing medical costs and advise you on what will and will not be covered in your case.
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It is critical after an accident that victims are fully compensated for their injury claims. If you would like to speak with an experienced Nashville personal injury attorney about compensation in your case, call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free case consultation.