You may have never suffered from an injury like the one you incurred in your accident. So you may not fully understand how long it is going to take you to heal, along with the cost it is going to take to get you there. With this, you may be wondering how much financial compensation to seek in your personal injury lawsuit. Follow along to find out how to seek compensation for future medical expenses and how a proficient Leonardtown personal injury lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can assist you with this recovery.
Can I seek compensation for future medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit?
The short answer is, yes, you may seek financial compensation for your future medical expenses in your personal injury lawsuit. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be contingent on the type of injury you incurred and its severity. But generally speaking, you may claim the following future expenses:
- The cost of your required, future surgeries.
- The cost of your required, future rehabilitative therapies.
- The cost of your required, future in-home nursing services.
- The cost of your required, future prescription medications.
- The cost of your anticipated hospital visits.
- The cost of your anticipated follow-up appointments with your doctor.
- The cost of your anticipated transportation to doctor’s appointments.
- The cost of your anticipated assistive devices.
For this to be possible, you must provide enough proof that your health condition is expected to improve, remain the same, or worsen over time. This may be proven by your medical records, doctor’s notes, and testimonies made by expert witnesses during your claim proceedings, among other things.
What other damages can I be compensated for?
Medical expenses are a common type of economic damage that is sought after in personal injury lawsuits. But in addition, it is also common to suffer from non-economic damages. These damages should not go unnoticed, but instead, the negligent party should be held accountable for them. Examples of non-economic damages that you may seek financial compensation for are as follows:
- Your current and future physical pain and suffering.
- Your current and future emotional distress.
- Your current and future mental anguish and trauma.
- Your current and future loss of enjoyment of life.
- Your current and future loss of quality of life.
It may be more difficult to prove these aforementioned damages, along with calculating the amount of financial compensation you deserve for them. Nonetheless, it is doable. With all that being said, if a personal injury claim is something that you are interested in kickstarting today, then you must retain the services of a talented Leonardtown personal injury lawyer from The Dorsey Law Firm. We await sitting down with you at your free initial consultation.