What are the medical expenses I can claim in a car accident case?

The last thing you want to think about when you get hurt in a car accident is money. You just want to get better and get past your injuries as soon as possible. However, eventually your doctor’s bills and other medical expenses will need to get paid.

If your car accident and associated injuries were the direct result of another party’s negligence, reckless or unlawful activity, you might be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recoup your medical expenses. Indeed, medical expenses tend to be the most important part of any car accident damage claim.

Here is a list of the typical kinds of medical expenses that Alabama plaintiffs will claim in their lawsuits:

— Costs associated with doctor consultations and consultations with other medical professionals and specialists;

— Costs associated with surgeries

— Fees for ambulance services

— Emergency room costs

— Costs for various medical tests, blood tests and biopsies

— Therapy costs for physical rehabilitation

— Therapy costs for cognitive rehabilitation in brain injury cases

— Costs associated with permanent disability, which may require in-home services and home modifications;

— Damages related to disfigurement; and

— Costs associated with crutches, wheelchairs and other medical accessories.

The above list is by no means complete. Injurious car accidents in Alabama will usually have some unique medical expenses associated with them. This is why most car accident plaintiffs choose to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer, such as those at Johnston Moore & Thompson, who can help plaintiffs determine the most appropriate strategies for pursuing the financial damages they’re owed.