You have one chance to be compensated for all of your car accident injuries. Your right to receive money for future medical expenses ends once you settle your case, or a court resolves your lawsuit. Therefore, you need to make sure that your case is resolved fairly to account for your future healthcare costs.
How to Calculate Future Medical Expenses
Depending on your unique injuries, your future healthcare costs may include:
- Doctors’ office visits
- Rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and prosthetics
- Home healthcare aides
- Nursing home or rehabilitation center stays
- Psychological counseling
Your recovery should include compensation for all of your medical costs until you reach the point of maximum medical improvement.
Begin Protecting Your Future Today
Before you can recover future medical costs, you need to convince the insurance company or the court of the value of damages that you have not yet incurred. This can be tricky, but our experienced Kansas City car accident lawyers know what expert witnesses to work with and what steps to take to protect your recovery. For example, healthcare providers may identify your likely future medical needs, and life care planning experts will be able to assess your need for ongoing support and long-term care. Economists may be consulted to calculate the cost of care and treatment in future years.
Healthcare costs are just one type of future car accident damages that you may incur. You may also have additional out-of-pocket expenses, be unable to earn an income, or experience further pain and suffering. All of these future damages should also be part of your car accident recovery.
Our Kansas City car accident attorneys will fight for the full and fair recovery of damages you’ve already incurred and those that are likely to come. Call us or contact us through this website today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights.