If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be transported to a California hospital for treatment. In the event that another party was deemed liable for the crash, he or she may be responsible for paying any bills incurred as a result of being sent to the hospital. This person may also be liable for covering other ongoing medical expenses related to the accident.
Do you need medication to control your symptoms?
After an accident, you may have frequent seizures, trouble sleeping or chronic pain. Therefore, you may need to take medication on a regular basis to help control these issues. In most cases, the cost of medication can be included in a settlement or jury award.
Do you need therapy?
It isn’t uncommon for motor vehicle accident victims to suffer from mental health issues for weeks, months or years after a collision occurs. You may also need to see a physical therapist to help you regain your range of motion after a crash. Although mental health disorders are legitimate medical conditions, the cost to see a mental health professional may be included as part of an award for emotional distress rather than medical bills. The cost of seeing a physical therapist will likely be included in the portion of a settlement dedicated to medical expenses.
Do you need to have surgery?
It may be necessary to have surgery to fix internal bleeding, a ruptured organ or other issues that occur in the aftermath of a car accident. In some cases, you may need multiple surgeries to fix head, limb or bodily injuries.
If you were involved in a car crash that was caused by a distracted, fatigued or drunk driver, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney. This person may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills incurred as a result of this person’s irresponsible behavior. It might also be possible to obtain compensation for lost wages, lost future earnings and other damages.