Can a person injured in an accident be compensated for medical treatment or surgery THAT MAY BE NEEDED in the future?
In many cases, someone injured in an accident requires medical treatment that is ongoing in nature. In some cases, follow up treatment may be required years after the original injury. The future treatment may include subsequent surgeries, hospitalizations, diagnostic testing and/or physical therapy.
Under Florida law, an injured accident victim can collect damages for future medical treatment, including surgery. In order to be compensated for these future medical expenses, the Plaintiff must prove that the treatment is related to the injuries sustained in the accident and that within a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the treatment is required. Experienced personal injury attorneys Dell & Schaefer can assist their clients in obtaining the proper documentation to substantiate the necessity of their future medical treatment.
If not properly documented, an injured victim of an accident may not be properly compensated for their future medical needs or economic loss resulting from someone else’s negligence. In some cases they may get stuck paying tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and will not be properly compensated for their injuries, pain and suffering. Using the appropriate medical experts is essential to proving the necessity of future medical damages that can reasonably be anticipated in a personal injury case.
It is extremely important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney before signing a settlement release in any case where future medical treatment may be required. Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are always available for a free consultation to discuss the compensation you may be entitled to receive as a result of damages sustained in any accident.