If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, you probably expect that your compensation will be able to help you cover your recent and current medical expenses. What if your accident is going to leave you with lasting issues that will require additional care in the future? Then you should seek compensation for future medical expenses as well. A Long Island personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you do that.
What Types of Cases Allow Me to Sue For Future Medical Expenses?
Our lawyers have experience with many types of personal injury cases. Most of the time, you should be able to pursue future medical expenses as part of your compensation. We have helped clients do this in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Work injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
If your accident is going to leave behind health problems that will continue to affect you for months, years, or longer, the parties responsible for harming you should also be on the hook for your future medical and healthcare needs.
How Do I Show That I Will Have Future Medical Expenses?
You can show that you will have future medical expenses in a few ways. You could have your doctor or doctors testify on your behalf. They would know about your care needs, what kinds of tests and procedures you will require, and how long you will have to keep coming back to the doctor or hospital for.
Sometimes doctors are great at their job, but not so great at testifying. In cases like these, your lawyer can talk to an outside expert who would be willing to testify on your behalf. This person can look over your medical records and current prognosis, and then they can convincingly tell a jury what kind of healthcare expenses you could be dealing with in the future. An expert witness could even be more convincing here because members of the jury might see them as more impartial than your own doctors.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side is a good idea. Our attorneys have plenty of experience handling cases like yours and fighting for the best possible outcome for our clients. Your lawyer can help you by:
- Preparing you for testimony
- Calculating fair compensation
- Fielding settlement offers
- Answering your questions
- Gathering evidence needed to make your case
If you are ready to push for the compensation that you deserve, our attorneys are ready to assist you.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
So if the offering from an insurance company simply is not enough to cover your past and future medical expenses, it is time to pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Contact Zlotolow & Associates, P.C. today and set up a consultation with our experienced legal team. We are ready to help you with your case,