What Are Common Medical Expenses After a Personal Injury Incident?

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After your personal injury incident, you may undergo a temporary financial hardship by taking time away from work, repairing your damaged property, or otherwise. But also, you may be paying off medical bills for the long term. This is why you must seek financial compensation for both current and future medical expenses in your personal injury claim. Read on to discover the common medical expenses incurred after a personal injury incident and how a seasoned Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you recover them.

What are common medical expenses immediately after a personal injury incident?

Regardless of whether you were involved in an auto incident, slip and fall incident, medical malpractice incident, or otherwise, you likely had to seek immediate medical attention. Without further ado, below are common medical expenses incurred immediately after a personal injury incident:

  • The cost of the ambulatory services that arrived at the scene of your accident.
  • The cost of the emergency room visit and hospitalization immediately after your accident.
  • The cost of the follow-up appointments with your physician immediately after your accident, as directed.
  • The cost of your prescribed medications.
  • The cost of your prescribed assistive medical devices (i.e., wheelchairs, walkers, etc).

What are common medical expenses I might incur in the future?

If your injuries are life-altering or life-threatening, the chances are that you have an extended journey to recovery ahead of you. This means you may have medical bills pile up for years, or possibly even for the rest of your life. This is why you must consider seeking the following future medical expenses in your claim:

  • The cost of your future surgeries.
  • The cost of your long-term physical therapy appointments.
  • The cost of your long-term, in-house nursing services.
  • The cost of your long-term, third-party domestic services (i.e., cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, etc).
  • The cost of the remodeling of your home (i.e., handicap-accessible bathroom, wheelchair ramps, etc).

How do I calculate the cost of these damages?

There is no standard formula to utilize for calculating the cost of your damages. Understandably so, you may struggle with incorporating every expense into your claim, especially the ones that you are only predicting to incur in the future.

For this reason, it may be wise to hire a medical expert. They may analyze the seriousness of your injuries and their long-term consequences. From here, they may testify in your claim proceedings regarding how much financial compensation you may be entitled to. Rest assured, your lawyer may retain a medical expert on your behalf.

If legal action is something you wish to pursue today, then you must retain the services of a competent Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer from White Personal Injury. We await sitting down with you at your free initial consultation.

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