The amount of medical expenses you can recover in an injury case will depend on the severity of your injuries, the state in which the accident occurred, and whether you are able to prove that the other party was at fault. In some states, like Florida, you may be able to recover all of your medical expenses, regardless of fault. However, in other states, like Texas, you may only be able to recover your medical expenses if you can prove that the other party was at least 50% at fault for the accident. Depending on how much your injuries have impacted you – such as whether you have been left with a permanent disability – you may also be able to recover future medical expenses in your settlement.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand the laws in your state and ensure that you are able to recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Do I Have to Pay Medical Bills From My Settlement?
Medical bills can often be one of the largest expenses after a personal injury. If you’re wondering whether or not you have to pay these bills from your eventual settlement, the answer is… maybe. It depends on a few key factors. Chief among these factors is who was at fault in the accident. If you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be responsible for a portion of your medical bills. However, if the other party was completely at fault, they may be required to reimburse you for all of your medical expenses.
What Other Damages Can I Recover?
In addition to medical bills, there are a few other types of damages that may be recovered in a personal injury case. These include:
If you miss work due to your injuries, you may be able to recover lost wages in your settlement or verdict. This is calculated by determining how much money you would have earned had you not been injured.
Pain and Suffering
This type of damage is more difficult to quantify than medical bills or lost wages. In general, pain and suffering refer to the physical and emotional anguish caused by the injuries. This may include things like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium is a type of damage that may be recovered by the spouse of the injured party. This type of damage is intended to compensate for the loss of companionship, love, and affection that results from the injuries.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
While it is possible to file a personal injury claim on your own, it is generally not advisable. It is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. The adjuster handling your claim may seem friendly, but their goal is to minimize the amount of money paid out on the claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer will level the playing field and fight for the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today at (210) 340-8877 for a free consultation. We would be happy to review your case and answer any questions you may have.