If you get injured in an accident, you may not be done treating your injuries by the time your personal injury lawsuit begins. You could have some more procedures to pay for, or you could even have injuries that will stick with you for life. Can you sue for these future medical expenses as well? You can, and a Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you.
What Types of Damages Can I Pursue in a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case allows you to pursue damages that can cover your healthcare costs and lost wages, if you missed work while recovering from your injuries. However, you can also think about the future and pursue compensation that will address your future costs. That is why you can seek damages for future medical expenses along with compensation for lost earning potential or disability.
How Do I Show That I Need More Money for Future Medical Expenses?
Essentially, you need to show that the injuries that you sustained in the accident have not been fully healed yet. You are going to need continued medical attention to get back to normal function, or you might never be able to recover completely.
You can often have your doctor testify on your behalf, speaking about your prognosis and what kinds of medical care you need in the future. They can list off surgeries, therapies, and tests, and then get into their associated costs. It can be hard to show exactly how much you will need for future medical expenses, but at least being able to show that you will have some future healthcare needs and expenses due to this accident is a necessity.
Can an Attorney Help Me Secure Compensation for Future Medical Expenses?
Yes, your attorney can help you with this in a few different ways. They could:
- Gather the evidence needed to show your future medical needs and their costs
- Put an expert in medicine on the stand and have them testify about your prognosis
- Assess settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
Most importantly, you know that your attorney will advocate for you and the needs of your family at every stage of this case.
Is There a Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases?
It is important to note that you have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action in cases like these. The state of Texas gives you just two years to start the legal process. That can seem like a long time, but the months can fly by as you try to recover from your injuries and return to your normal life. Contact our lawyers and let us take care of the legal stuff for you. You focus on yourself and your family.
Call Our Law Firm Today
When you are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can set up a free initial consultation and tell you more about how our attorneys can help you with your case.