Medical Cost Compensation
Recovering Damages in Your Nevada Personal Injury Case
People who are injured in avoidable accidents should be able to recover
compensation for the injuries that they suffered. Say, for example, a
person was injured in a car accident and suffered from three cracked ribs.
That individual should be compensated for the cost it took to treat that
injury. This could include surgery and multiple follow-up appointments.
In the case of a car accident, the at-fault party's insurance should
cover the medical settlement in an amount that is adequate. If you or
someone you love was injured in an accident and you are seeking financial
compensation to cover the cost of medical treatments, a
Las Vegas personal injury attorney from our firm may be able to assist.
Regardless of the type of accident you were in, you may be able to recover
two types of medical compensation:
Initial Medical Costs
In the even that you are injured in an accident, medical compensation
could cover the cost it took to initially treat the injuries. This encompasses
your first hospital visit, surgery, etc. If you went in for medical treatment
after your accident and the total cost of care totaled $2,000, for example,
your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer could help you pursue that $2,000.
Ongoing Medical Treatment/Rehabilitation
Some injuries are permanent or long-lasting and require multiple follow-up
appointments, physical therapy and prescribed medication. You may be able
to pursue medical compensation to cover the cost of ongoing medical treatment
following your accident.
Victims should not have to pay for damage that they did not cause; this
is why our firm is passionate about pursuing the full extent of medical
damages that you may be entitled to.
Bodily Injury Coverage
Bodily injury is a type of liability insurance coverage. Auto insurance
policies, for example, will provide for both property damage coverage
and bodily injury coverage. In the event that a person causes a
car accident and ensuing injuries to another, their bodily injury coverage will provide
the compensation needed for the victim's medical expenses. Every state
has a different requirement for auto insurance minimum coverage. In the
state of Nevada, it is $15k/$30k/$10k. This means the minimum coverage
for bodily injury is $15,000 per person with a $30,000 maximum total.
The $10,000 is for property damage. If you, as a victim, bring a lawsuit
against another driver after an accident that is covered by insurance,
their liability coverage serves as a legal defense. If the at-fault party
in your car accident does not have enough coverage to supply the full
amount of medical expenses, then your underinsured motorist insurance
could make up the difference. For further explanation of bodily injury
coverage and compensation for medical expenses, get in touch with a Las
Vegas personal injury attorney at our firm.
Las Vegas Injury Lawyers Explain Your Right to Fair Compensation
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident and you want to pursue
the necessary medical cost compensation, contact a Las Vegas personal
injury attorney from our firm today. Shook & Stone is passionate about
victim representation and has, overall, secured more than $500 million
in verdicts and settlements on their behalf. Our firm provides free consultations
so that anyone can call in and discuss their case with us. We will advise
you on the best legal recourse to that you get the justice you deserve.
Call us toll-free at 888-662-2013 or visit our
free case evaluation page to submit your request online.