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What Types of Medical Expenses Are Recoverable in an Illinois Car Accident Injury Claim?

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IL injury lawyerAlthough most rarely consider it, getting into a car is statistically one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis. Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other traffic accidents lead to severe injuries and death every day in the United States. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Americans spend over 1 million days in the hospital every year because of traffic accidents. In 2012, car accident injuries led to an estimated $18 billion dollars in expenses. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may wonder which medical expenses may be recoverable through a personal injury claim.

Past Medical Expenses

Being hurt in a car accident is a traumatic ordeal. After the initial shock caused by the accident wears off, an injured car accident victim may experience a secondary shock from the medical bills incurred by the accident. The first expenses may people encounter after a car accident are ambulance fees and emergency room bills. They may then accumulate medical bills related to hospitalization, diagnostic tests like laboratory blood tests, x-rays, or CT scans, surgery, and more. A personal injury claim may enable you to recover compensation for these medical expenses.

Ongoing and Future Medical Expenses

If your injuries are severe or have led to long-term or permanent disability, you may also be facing considerable future medical costs. A personal injury claim may allow you to recover compensation for the estimated medical expenses you will encounter in the future. This may include compensation for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or vocational therapy as well as ongoing psychological treatment. The cost of in-home health aides and nursing care may be recoverable. If your injuries required you to purchase assistive equipment like a wheelchair or hospital bed or make modifications to your home or vehicle, the costs of these items may also be recoverable.

Contact a Waukegan Personal Injury Attorney

The medical bills incurred by a serious auto accident can be overwhelming. If your accident was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses. To learn more or to get started on your claim, contact a Lake County car accident lawyer from Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. Call 847-662-3303 and schedule a free consultation today.

 

Source:

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/crash-injuries/index.html

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