You were driving toward your home after a busy day of work when a vehicle headed your way crossed the centerline. You had no time to react and ended up in a head-on collision just minutes from home.
The next thing you knew, you were waking up in the hospital with a head injury and pain throughout your body. You are fortunate to be alive, but you will have many injuries to deal with in the future. Your primary concern should be your health, but the idea of the cost of your medical care keeps coming to the surface. How will you afford it?
After a car crash, hold the other party responsible
After a crash, it is your right to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. In fact, you can file a claim for many different things including:
- In-home services (medical or nonmedical)
- Medical devices
- Accessories (heating pads, ice packs and similar)
- Ambulance fees
- Cognitive/physical therapy
- Permanent disability
- Future medical expenses
- Surgical bills
Your attorney will sit down with you and your medical providers, given the chance, and learn more about your injuries and how you’re expected to heal. If you will need ongoing care, this needs to be added to any insurance claim you make.
Initially, an insurance company may try to settle with you, but the settlement may not be enough. Don’t worry. Your attorney will help negotiate for a higher settlement or take the case to trial if the settlement isn’t enough to cover your expenses and the care you need.