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Medical expenses you can claim in a car accident case

On Behalf of | May 26, 2017 | Car Accidents, Firm News |

When a negligent, unlawful, reckless or inattentive vehicle driver hurts you, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim for damages in Virginia civil court. In most car accident injury cases, the most significant damages will probably relate to your medical costs.

These days, paying for medical care is so expensive that most people wouldn’t even dream of being able to pay for the expenses out of pocket. As such, a successfully navigated personal injury claim that compensates a car accident victim for damages might the only way that he or she has of getting and paying for necessary medical care.

Here are some of the medical expenses you might be able to pursue in court:

— Costs related to cognitive and physical therapy following a serious accident.

— Costs paid for ambulance transportation.

— Fees paid to health care professionals and the costs associated with medical consultations.

— The price of crutches, boots and other medical accessories.

— Compensation for disfigurement, emotional pain and suffering, and physical pain and suffering.

— Compensation for permanent disability.

— The costs associated with in-home services, including required services that are not medical.

Before you settle a personal injury case, you will want to determine what the likely future medical expenses will be relating to your injuries. Many car accident victims will need to continue receive rehabilitative services, physical therapy and in-home services long after they have recovered from the worst aspects of their injuries. At the Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we assist our clients to estimate future medical costs in order to bring these costs into consideration when pursuing damage claims on their behalf.