Getting Medical Care After a Car Accident

One of the most substantial costs associated with your car accident is oftentimes the medical care linked to the life-altering, long-term injuries that result from serious car accidents. It is essential to ensure that not only your immediate emergency medical care after the accident is covered, but also your long-term medical costs. That is one of the key roles that your Decatur car accident attorney from Michael M. Day Law Firm, LLC plays if we work with you on your claim. 

Emergency Medical Care and Other Treatments May Be Covered 

Minor accidents that result in property damage alone are generally resolved through the insurance companies of the drivers involved independently. If you are in a minor fender-bender, you’ll exchange information with the opposing driver and contact your own insurance company, and be directed from there. However, when serious injuries have occurred and emergency medical care is needed, that care in addition to any related care is the responsibility of the party liable for the accident. 

Long-Term Care, Rehabilitation, Medications, and Counseling May Be Covered 

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury, TBI, as well as a variety of injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord. When a motor vehicle is brought to a sudden halt from high speeds due to a collision, the soft tissues and bones of the human body are impacted. Whiplash occurs when your neck is whipped in one direction or another, which can cause serious injury to the soft tissues of the neck, resulting in long-term pain and in some instances multiple surgeries. 

Any treatment that the injuries from your car accident require should be covered within the context of your comprehensive insurance settlement. If a back injury requires surgery and ongoing pain medication and rehabilitation in the long-term, those costs should be an aspect of your settlement. It is essential to understand that you can only collect compensation that you can prove with evidence, and the responsible party’s insurance company is not going to give you anything that you cannot prove in such a way that the courts would accept the evidence behind it. 

Calculating the Long-Term Costs of Your Injuries Requires Expert Input 

How much will a back injury from a Decatur motor vehicle accident cost in the next year? What will the treatments, medications, rehabilitation sessions, or additional surgeries throughout your entire life linked to your back injury lead to? These are questions that you are not expected to know, but the liable party’s insurance company will require that you prove them in order to collect related compensation. 
Medical experts familiar with the insurance process are needed to assess your current condition, and to calculate out what treatments you’ll need in the future and their associated costs. These types of experts can be difficult to find, but Michael M. Day Law Firm, LLC has a network of local medical and occupational experts to put to work on your car accident claim. Occupational experts assess your medical review to determine how your injuries will impact your ability to work, and these are all factored into the claim that we’ll pursue on your behalf.