Future Medical Treatment: What You Need To Know

Determining your future medical needs is one crucial factor in evaluating your personal injury claim if you’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Regardless of the type of personal injury, understanding your future medical treatment and related costs is essential. This is often the most difficult part of valuing a personal injury case, whether it’s from a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall. Forecasting the required treatment and its cost becomes largely a guessing game if you don’t take the proper steps.

You Only Get One Shot to Ensure You Recover Damages for Your Claim

If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you have two options for resolving your claim. You can settle (either before or after filing a lawsuit against the responsible party) or take the case to trial for a verdict. Whether you decide to settle before or after filing suit, or take it to trial, you have only one chance to recover damages. You cannot go back and reopen your settlement. You cannot file a second lawsuit because you did not ask the jury for enough money the first time around. Settlement agreements typically provide that you give up any future claims against those responsible for your injuries. Even if you need a previously unforeseen surgery related to your injury, you cannot file a new suit. Therefore, having complete information is vital to deciding whether to settle your claim or take it to trial.

Ensuring You Have Sufficient Information to Make An Educated Decision about Your Claim

This is where having an experienced personal injury attorney really counts. At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, our team collaborates with experts to evaluate future medical treatment needs accurately. We ensure that our clients demand, and eventually recover, an amount that will be sufficient to meet their future medical treatment needs. After a car accident injury, we enlist the help of board-certified orthopedic specialists. We also work with economists and life care planners to forecast how much your future medical treatment may cost. We keep our clients informed.

Because we understand the fair value of your case, including future medical treatment needs, we can advocate for maximum compensation. Instead of relying on guesswork, we ground our approach in expertise and data, ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley

At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A., our experienced personal injury attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success. With over 200 years of combined practice, we’ve represented over 15,000 clients in various personal injury scenarios. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to us for a free consultation. We’ll tirelessly work to address and compensate for your future medical treatment needs. Whether you, a family member, or a loved one has been injured, contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A. today at 877-694-6079 or contact@schwedlawfirm.com.