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Can I Get Compensation for Medical Bills Caused by a Car Wreck?

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IL injury lawyerIn the moments after a bad car accident, the last thing on a person’s mind is medical bills. However, many car accident victims find themselves overwhelmed by medical expenses following a wreck. Between the initial emergency room treatment and ongoing medical needs, the medical costs resulting from car crash injuries can be extremely burdensome.

If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

Seeking Reimbursement After an Accident

When another party’s actions cause someone to be injured, that party may be liable for monetary damages through a personal injury claim. Injurious car accidents may be caused by drunk drivers, drivers who are looking down at their phones, speeding, and many other factors. Sometimes, the at-fault party is a trucking company or other commercial business. If the crash was caused by a defective product such as defective brakes or steering mechanisms, the company that manufactured, designed, or sold the product may be liable.

Types of Medical Bills That May Be Covered

Any medical expenses that are caused by the crash may be compensable. Car accident victims may be entitled to compensation for costs related to:

  • Ambulance transportation
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Physician bills
  • Hospitalization
  • Diagnostic tests including MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, and more
  • Blood work and other laboratory tests
  • Surgery
  • Mental health treatment including counseling, therapy, and psychiatric care
  • Medications
  • Medical devices such as wheelchairs
  • Physical therapy, vocational therapy, and other rehabilitative care

In addition to medical bills, car crash victims may also be entitled to compensation for their lost income caused by missed work. If the accident resulted in loss of functioning, the victim may also be compensated for the damage to his or her earning capacity. Compensable non-financial damages may include physical pain, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a Lake County Car Crash Lawyer

If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a wreck, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. A personal injury claim can help you build a strong claim and fight for compensation.

The accomplished Waukegan personal injury attorneys at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. have secured significant settlements and awards for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. Call our office today for a free, no-obligation case assessment at 847-662-3303.

Source:

https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/courts/circuit-court/illinois-pattern-jury-instructions-civil/

 

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