If you were injured in an accident and received medical treatment, you can claim your medical expenses when filing for compensation. You can claim all medical expenses, even if your insurance or the defendant’s insurance paid for any portion of the treatment. Medical expenses are usually classified as compensatory damages and include:
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Family physician bills
- Other doctor bills
- Laboratory fees
- Surgery costs
- Pain management treatment
- Cost of prescription medication
In addition, if your injury requires prolonged medical treatment, for example a spine injury, you can make a claim for future medical expenses.
Proving Medical Expenses at Trial
To prove medical expenses at trial, you will need the following:
- All medical bills that support the amount you are claiming
- Treating physician or an expert witness to testify the cost of your medical expenses
- Medical witnesses to testify that your injury is related to the accident
Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney
It is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney to claim compensation for your medical expenses. Your attorney can help you calculate your medical expenses and assist you with gathering all the necessary paperwork. Your personal injury attorney will consult with your treating physicians and hire an expert to prove the authenticity of your injuries and resulting medical expenses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. We are experienced in handling accident cases and will ensure that you receive full compensation for your medical expenses. Call 914-357-8911 or 718-619-4215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.