Can I Receive Compensation for Future Medical Expenses?


Often, after a serious accident, the road to recovery stretches far beyond the day the incident occurred. If you were injured in an accident of any kind due to the negligence of another, you may wonder if you can recover compensation for both your current and future medical expenses, especially if you’re expected to require long-term care. Please continue reading and reach out to a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to and how our firm can help you receive it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What do I need to do to recover compensation in a personal injury claim?

To recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you will first have to gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence when it comes to satisfying the burden of proof in personal injury claims can include pictures of the accident/its aftermath, witness testimony, medical documentation/bills that illustrate the origin/extent of your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, and more.

In your personal injury claim, you must prove that your injury resulted in actual damages, such as costly medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish, and more. You must also show that your injury is permanent or long-lasting, and that it will require future medical care. This can be challenging, as you will need to provide evidence of your current and projected medical condition, as well as the estimated costs of your future medical care. You may need to consult with medical experts, such as doctors, nurses, or physical therapists, who can testify about your prognosis, treatment plan, and the expenses you’re expected to incur over the course of your treatment. It’s important to have a competent personal injury lawyer in your corner at this time, as he or she will reach out to the appropriate experts and ensure their testimony corroborates your claim.

How much compensation can I receive for future medical expenses?

The amount of compensation that you can receive for future medical expenses depends on several factors, such as the severity and duration of your injury, the type of medical care you’re expected to require, and the availability and cost of health insurance.

Generally speaking, however, the more severe and permanent your injury is, the more compensation you can expect to receive for future medical expenses. It’s important to also note that the attorney you hire can potentially make a world of difference when it comes to the recovery you receive in your personal injury claim. A skilled attorney can work to maximize your compensation, thereby providing you with the financial resources you need to recover from your injury, well into the future.

If you have any other questions or you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, simply contact Ansbacher Law for help today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.