Can a Personal Injury Suit Help with Medical Expenses?

When you’ve been involved in an accident – whether a trip and fall, an automobile accident, a workplace accident or any other incident resulting in injury – your first thought should always be about getting the medical help that you need. But after you’ve been treated and the bills start coming in, it is natural to wonder whether seeking compensation from those responsible makes sense. The short answer is yes: If an individual or entity was negligent and their action or inaction led to you getting hurt, then a personal injury lawsuit is one of the best ways you can recover your costs.

Medical care adds up quickly. Whether you’ve incurred emergency room costs, hospitalization, surgery, or even physical therapy, the expense is overwhelming. Even people who have excellent health care coverage end up spending tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket, and if your injury was the result of somebody else’s negligence it is not fair for you to have to foot the bill. Filing a successful personal injury lawsuit will lead to compensation for past, present and future medical expenses related to your injury, as well as the cost of being out of work, having to hire help around the house, and may even pay you back for emotional injury or pain and suffering that you have experienced.

Many people are hesitant about filing a personal injury lawsuit, believing that they will have to pay big attorneys’ fees. The truth is that personal injury attorneys do not charge their clients out-of-pocket fees. They work on what is known as a contingency basis which means that they only get paid if they win your case, and their fees get taken out of the compensation that they win on your behalf. People also fear going to court, but the vast majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. This means that if you’ve been injured, your attorney may be able to negotiate with the insurance company representing the individual or entity responsible for your injury, winning you the money that you need without having to directly involve you in the process.

Every case is different, but if you’ve been injured and are facing big medical expenses, it is definitely worth your time to contact our personal injury law firm to learn more about what we can do to help.