With the injuries that you incurred after your personal injury accident, you may be anticipating the long road to recovery ahead of you. You may be unsure as to how much your injuries are ultimately going to cost you. Nonetheless, you must make a thoughtful approximation of your future medical expenses to claim in your legal action. Follow along to find out how to calculate your future medical expenses and how a proficient Washington, D.C. injury lawyer at Simeone & Miller, LLP can help you attain a fair and just amount of financial compensation.
How do I calculate my future medical expenses for my personal injury claim?
You may be hit with significant medical bills immediately following the events of your personal injury accident, such as the cost of the ambulatory service, emergency room visit, and emergency treatment you were required to undergo. But you may continue to incur medical expenses in the months or even years following your accident, or possibly for the rest of your life. Examples are as follows:
- The cost of diagnostic tests.
- The cost of required surgeries.
- The cost of required physical therapy and occupational therapy.
- The cost of mobility aids.
- The cost of routine, follow-up doctor’s visits.
- The cost of traveling to and from medical appointments.
It is crucial for you to equally account for these future medical expenses. This is because, worst-case scenario, the damage can total tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even millions. And it is more likely than not that your health insurance policy will fall short of covering this net total.
This is no real simple formula to compute this net total. Rather, you may require the services of a medical expert who can correctly calculate your projected medical expenses. They may consider factors such as the type of injury you incurred, its severity, and the average treatment plan it follows to finalize the amount of financial compensation you should pursue in your personal injury claim. Rest assured, an experienced attorney may acquire a medical expert on your behalf.
What other economic damages can I claim?
Notably, there is no limit to the amount of economic damages that you may recover in your personal injury claim. So, in addition to current and future medical expenses, you may seek financial compensation for the following:
- Current lost wages and future lost earning capacity.
- The cost to repair your property damages.
- The cost to attend mental health treatments.
- The cost to employ household services that you can no longer conduct on your own.
If a personal injury claim is something you wish to kickstart today, then you must retain the services of a talented Washington, D.C. injury lawyer from Simeone & Miller, LLP. We await sitting down with you at your free initial consultation.