The biggest initial worries for people seriously injured in an automobile accident are the medical expenses and hospital bills. In many states, the initial bills are paid by the victim's own automobile insurance, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Recovery of these expenses from the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit requires careful and itemized compilation of all medical services and charges.
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Listed below are the types of medical bills that can be recovered in personal injury lawsuits:
The one common factor is that the medical expense must have been paid or incurred by the plaintiff or by someone on plaintiff's behalf. The itemized statement has to be presented at least a month before the trial, and can be accepted by the court if not contested by defendant's lawyers. If it is contested as being excessive or not necessary, then the plaintiff will need to bring in expert witnesses to prove all the medical expenses and treatments on the statement were necessary.
You cannot recover costs for things your spouse normally does. But it is possible to have your spouse provide some of the things mentioned above such as nursing care and then recover the costs in the personal injury lawsuit.
Do you have additional questions about pursuing a personal injury case after being involved in a car accident and being left with expensive medical bills? Our car accident attorneys are here to help. Contact a car accident lawyer in your area today for more information about recovering damages in a car accident lawsuit.