“Medical expenses” is a broad term that can include a lot more than you might imagine if you have been injured in a motorcycle crash.
In order to get your just compensation for all the medical bills you incurred or will incur due to the injuries that the accident caused, you need to know everything that medical expenses cover.
Moreover, you will benefit from working with an experienced motorcycle crash attorney. They will explain your damages to the court or insurance company and fight for your total recovery to include all applicable damages. Otherwise, you may not be able to seek and get the fair compensation you are legally entitled to
Medical Expenses Related to Motorcycle Crashes
Medical expenses are often classified as compensatory damages. In other words, they are the kind that are intended to pay the injury victim for their direct damages. Essentially, you are entitled to recover any kind of medical-related expenses you have incurred due to your injuries.
Your medical expenses can escalate if your medical problems persist and require extensive treatment. Therefore, it is imperative to comprehensively document your injuries when filing a case so you can work out the damages owed and remember all expenses.
Some common medical expenses you can claim during a motorcycle accident case include:
- Hospital bills
- Laboratory fees
- Physical and occupational therapy bills
- Surgery costs
- Ambulance bills
- Family physician bills
- Cost of doctors’ visits
- Prescription medication cost
- Cost of pain management treatment
- Cost of assistive medical devices like crutches or wheelchairs
- Cost of in-home services
These expenses need to be repaid to you (so you can pay your providers) when you settle your motorcycle injury case. You should also remember that you are entitled to future medical bills in your motorcycle accident case. Any future medical bills you claim must relate to your initial injury. For instance, let’s say you have ongoing headaches because of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. During trial, if you are continuing to treat symptoms related to the headaches that were caused from the wreck, you may claim this as a future medical expense as long as you have an expert that will testify about medical treatment you will need moving forward. Of course, you will need to demonstrate that all of your expenses resulting from the injury you suffered in a motorcycle crash and that those bills were reasonable. A doctor or other provider will also have to testify that the medical bills were reasonable and necessary.
Proving Medical Expenses
To prove your medical expenses in court, you will need to hand over all medical bills that back up the sum you are claiming. You might also need an expert witness or doctor to support the accuracy of the total amount you incurred as medical expenses and that the medical expenses/bills you claim are related to the motorcycle accident.
Let Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Help You After a Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash, you should report the crash to the relevant authorities and get medical attention right away. Don’t divulge to anyone the details of your accident apart from your motorcycle accident attorney. If you do not know how medical expenses are calculated after a motorcycle accident, our attorneys can help you with that. We will ask that you tell us every provider you’ve seen and we gather all medical bills and records and review them when making our claim.
At the law offices of Foster Wallace, we’ve got several years of experience assisting motorcycle crash victims with their claims. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact our office today for a free initial consultation.