Can Your Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney Demand Damages for Future Medical Care?

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If you’re hurt in a car accident, it’s important that you get the medical care you need. Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may need long-term medical care. The best way to make sure this treatment is covered is to retain an experienced Alpharetta car accident attorney.

Here, we’ll discuss the types of damages your Alpharetta car accident lawyer can demand on your behalf. We’ll also explain what kind of future medical care you may need.

Your Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney Will Demand Several Types of Damages

Anytime a car accident victim files suit, they need to file their initial complaint. One of the required items in your complaint will be your damages. This means your Alpharetta car accident attorney will need to spell out what types of damages they believe you deserve.

It’s important that you not file suit until you’re confident that you can assess your damages properly. The last thing you want to do is demand $100,000 in damages only to find out a month or two later that your damages are closer to $400,000.

Medical Bills and Future Medical Bills

Most car accident victims are entitled to some sort of compensation for their medical bills. Of course, your Alpharetta car accident lawyer will demand that you be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket medical bills you’ve paid.

In addition, your primary health insurance carrier will expect to be reimbursed for any money they paid out. It can take weeks or months for your claim to be reviewed by the insurance company. In the meantime, someone has to pay your medical bills. This will usually be either your primary health insurance carrier or your personal protection insurance carrier.

Property Damage

In addition to compensation for your medical bills, your Alpharetta car accident attorney will also demand property damage. If your car is damaged or destroyed in the crash, you shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket to get it repaired.

The defendant will be liable for the cost of repairing your vehicle. If your car is totaled in the crash, they will be responsible for the fair market value of your car or SUV.

Lost Wages and Lost Future Income

If your injuries are serious, you may miss quite some time from work. The defendant can be held liable for any lost wages you experienced.

In addition, your Alpharetta car accident lawyer will demand compensation for lost future wages. If you can no longer do the same kind of work after the accident, you can demand the difference in lost income.

Pain and Suffering

In most of the cases our Alpharetta car accident attorneys handle, they demand damages for pain and suffering. As long as you can demonstrate that you suffered physical and mental anguish, there’s a good chance these will be awarded.

If your injuries were serious, you’ll be entitled to a significant amount of damages for pain and suffering. Your Alpharetta car accident lawyer will also demand pain and suffering for any future medical treatment you’ll have to endure.

some car accident victims require long term medical care.

How Will Your Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer Prove Damages for Future Medical Bills?

Of course, in order to demand damages for future medical care, you need to prove that you’ll need further medical treatment. Your Alpharetta car accident lawyer will submit whatever evidence they have to demonstrate that your injuries will require long-term care.

The information they’ll use to prove your damages will depend on the facts surrounding your case. Every car accident is different so it’s impossible to know upfront what evidence will be available to you.

Your Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer Will Need a Copy of Your Medical Records

One thing your Alpharetta car accident attorney will need is a copy of your medical records. This will include the results of any diagnostic tests your doctor ran. It will also include notes from your doctor stating what your prognosis is.

In addition to generic notes about your injuries, your medical records will also have notes about any surgery you have had. This will include post-operation notes that explain whether you’ll need intensive physical therapy in the future.

Your Doctor May Also Need to Testify About the Nature and Extent of Your Injuries

In addition to your medical records, your Alpharetta car accident lawyer may also need your doctor to testify on your behalf. Sometimes, your medical records don’t paint a complete picture of your medical condition.

What your attorney will likely do is have your doctor complete an affidavit stating what future medical care you’ll need. Ideally, you won’t have to go to trial, so they won’t need to physically testify. But there’s a good chance you’ll need their opinion in writing to negotiate a fair settlement.

There’s a Good Chance Your Alpharetta Car Accident Attorney Will Settle Your Claim

Some of our clients are worried that it will take years for them to get their money. They’re afraid that, when it comes time to get the future medical care they need, they won’t be able to afford it.

The good news is that your Alpharetta car accident attorney will work hard to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. This way, you’ll get a lump sum of money upfront. You can put your share of the settlement proceeds in the bank knowing it will be there for you in your time of need.

Contact Our Office and Schedule Your Free, Initial Consultation

If you were seriously injured in a car accident, there’s a good chance you’ll need long-term medical treatment. It’s important that you have an experienced Alpharetta car accident lawyer there to make sure you’re compensated for this medical care.

We suggest that you contact our office and schedule your free, initial consultation as soon as possible after your accident. Let one of our seasoned Alpharetta car accident attorneys handle the legal side of things while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

All you have to do is call us at (770) HELP-NOW. If need be, we can always conduct your consultation by phone or video call.

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