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Personal Injury Compensation: Medical Expenses

Published on April 29th, 2013

If you have been injured in any kind of accident, whether it be a slip and fall accident, auto accident, or construction accident, your entire life changes. You may have missed work, had to undergo expensive surgery, or been prescribed medication for your symptoms, but a personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve in order to deal with these expenses.

What Kind of Personal Injury Claim Should I File?

In the aftermath of an accident, your physical and psychological well-being may be affected for years to come, as you work daily to rehabilitate your health. Fortunately, a qualified personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. Review the details of your case with an attorney immediately to make sure you apply for all damages that apply to your case. If you are currently undergoing medical treatment, be sure to keep records of all your bills and correspondence with your doctor, hospital, and insurance provider.

What Kind of Damages Will Be Awarded?

Most personal injury damages are classified as “compensatory,” meaning that the financial award is intended to compensate the victim for what was lost in the accident. This almost always includes the cost of medical care, including the treatment you have already received and the estimated cost of all care. However, you may also be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment.

How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Compensation?

It depends. If the defendant agrees to settle either before trial or even at any point after the case has been tried but before the jury reaches a verdict, you may receive compensation sooner. Only you can decide whether or not to settle, but your lawyer can help you assess whether or not your lawsuit will be successful.

The personal injury lawyers at the Shea Law Group have years of experience standing up to big insurance companies, and our Chicago legal team knows what it takes to resolve your personal injury case efficiently and effectively. Visit us on the Web or call us at (888) 529-4185 to start your road to recovery today!

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