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 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.
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.
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