You may be consumed with your current medical expenses, but thinking about the future is key for complete physical and financial recovery. Seeking the help of a San Luis Obispo personal injury lawyer from Ernst Law Group is crucial for getting compensation for current and future medical expenses. Keep reading to learn about the compensation you may be entitled to and how Ernst Law Group can help you obtain it.

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How to get compensation for future medical costs

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical costs associated with your injury. According to California law, a victim can collect payment for present bills and projected medical expenditures. To do so, any medical expenses must be reasonably required for the injury or condition. Sufficient proof and calculations may be needed to support the requested damages in your claim properly.

The burden of proof is on the claimant in a personal injury case. Attorney Don Ernst and his legal team will work tirelessly to gather the critical evidence needed to support the value of your claim properly. Known for his compassion and knowledgeability in medically complex cases, Ernst has cultivated a strong reputation in his nearly 40 years of experience.

Types of future medical expenses

When you are suffering from extensive physical and emotional trauma, it’s important to know what future medical expenses you may require. Personal injury claims can include economic and non-economic (pain and suffering) damages.

For example, catastrophic harm, like brain injuries and spinal cord damage, may require a lifetime of medical treatment. Assessing your unique needs requires an experienced attorney familiar with challenging medical claims.

Some potential future medical expenses include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hospitalizations
  • Major or minor surgeries
  • Ongoing prescription and non-prescription medication
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Assisted living costs
  • Future diagnoses
  • Possible home and vehicle modifications

Proving your medical expenses for ongoing medical expenses

Establishing the following information is critical if you are trying to claim losses for future medical treatment and expenses.

Documentation of severe injuries

You and your legal team must gather sufficient proof, including bills and medical records pointing to ongoing costs. For example, if you have a broken bone now, you must show that rehab is required or a possible replacement in the future based on its severity. If you have a traumatic brain injury, you may need extensive documentation to support the permanent loss of specific cognitive abilities.

Ongoing treatment is the appropriate course

Next, you and your personal injury lawyer can work to show how ongoing treatment is the best option to recover. However, if a person sustains a life-altering injury, it is vital to supply information supporting the need for lifelong medical expenses.  This is why having the support and guidance of Ernst Law Group is essential. We fight for the underdog.

The estimated value of all future medical expenses relating to the injury

The most contentious element of a personal injury claim is the fair value of future medical expenses. Due to the numerous future uncertainties, it can be difficult to properly evaluate the scope of healthcare costs. For example, if a person suffers a paralyzing spinal cord injury, they may suffer long-term medical complications associated with bedsores, infections, and muscle atrophy.

We will protect your rights now and in the future

Ernst Law Group understands more than most how debilitating personal injuries can affect someone’s life. The severe damage one can sustain from accidents or negligence can feel like the end of the road. However, the success of your claim may rely heavily on the skills and knowledgeability of your personal injury attorney. Our firm has years of experience fighting for the rights of those suffering long-term effects of their injuries.

Call us today at (805) 541-0300 for more information about securing the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation to discuss the unique details of your injuries and how they may affect your future quality of life.