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Medical Bills in a Car Accident Settlement

Probably the most critical aspect of your car accident claim is getting your medical expenses covered. The cost of healthcare in the United States is astronomically high, and the last thing you need to be dealing with after suffering a serious auto crash injury is figuring out how you’ll cover these medical bills.

The at-fault party should be responsible for compensating you for these damages, as well as any other losses you might be suffering from. Read on to learn more about including your medical expenses in your car accident settlement.

Examples of Medical Expenses That Should Be Covered

It’s easy to say that the person or persons responsible for causing your injuries should cover your medical treatment and care, but you may not be sure what medical costs are included in these calculations.

The short answer is: all of them. Every single medical bill that is related to the accident you were involved in should be considered when determining what your claim is worth. Here are just a few of the medical expenses that might be included in your civil claim:

  • Hospital bills
  • Ambulance fees
  • Costs of prescription medications
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Co-pays
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Physical and/or occupational therapy
  • Transportation costs
  • Medical equipment
  • Accommodations for medical equipment

This is a short list of some of the medical bills you might incur due to your injuries. However, keep in mind that the more extensive your injuries are, the more you can expect your medical expenses to total up to. It’s important that you include each expense that comes your way so all of your losses are accounted for.

Considering Your Future Treatment and Care

Another area you might forget to take into consideration is whether or not your injuries are going to affect your life in the future. For those who suffer from severe injuries such as traumatic brain damage, you’ll likely need to continue to receive treatment or care well in the future, whether for physical and/or occupational therapy, pain management medications, or other needs.

Your car accident attorney will work with your physician to quantify your expected medical costs in the future so that these losses can be included in your civil lawsuit against the negligent party.

Speak with a California Car Accident Lawyer

When you want to ensure that you obtain full compensation for your medical expenses after being involved in a motor vehicle crash, work with a skilled California car accident lawyer at Kohan & Bablove LLP. We offer our prospective clients a complimentary claim assessment. You can claim yours by calling our office at 1-844-404-2400 or by completing the convenient contact form at the bottom of this page.