If you are injured in an accident and have questions about getting your future medical expenses paid, how to pay for future medical treatment, or future care including specialized care after an accident, call our office to speak with us. We will provide you with a free consultation.
The issue of future medical bills and care is too often overlooked when building a comprehensive claim for all damages to which a victim and family are entitled.
We have discussed the many complexities of dealing with medical bills, which is a primary reason why early consultation with an experienced Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer is always the best course of action after a serious or fatal accident. Competing insurance companies, delays in treatment or payment, the obligation to reimburse insurance carriers for medical care paid via an injury award or settlement, and adverse credit reporting are just a few of the common complexities.
However, the issue of future medical care and the likelihood of future medical complications and/or disability is a critical issue when making a comprehensive damage claim.
The law recognizes both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering, mental anguish and disfigurement.
Under South Dakota law, juries will consider five types of damages:
Your chosen Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer must have the necessary resources and experience to determine all of the past, current and likely future damages you are entitled to, and to build a demand for damages backed by solid evidence. Often overlooked complexities include:
Many of these are subjective determinations, which means the insurance company will work hardest to reduce such awards. In most cases, medical professionals, economists, and other financial professionals are used to determine fair value of such awards backed by solid evidence. In the most severe cases, where lifelong impairment and disability are evident, a trust may be established to ensure the resources will be available for the long-term care of a loved one.
While your chosen Sioux Falls car accident attorney must work hard to identify all of the parties responsible for your accident and injuries, and pursue all manner of compensation, the truth of the matter is building a comprehensive damage award capable of forcing a full and fair settlement offer, or convincing a jury, is a critical task best left to a law firm with the experience, personnel, resources and access to staff and external professionals who are capable of determining and documenting the full and fair value of all current and likely future losses and proving your case in court.
Hoy Law represents clients in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County and the surrounding areas, including Lincoln, McCook, and Turner counties, as well as Canton, Brandon, Dell Rapids, Tea, Harrisburg, Worthing, Beresford, Lennox, Hartford, Crooks, Baltic, Montrose, Salem and Garretson.
If you or a loved one has been injured, call Hoy Law to speak with an experienced Sioux Falls personal injury lawyer today. Call 605-250-1864 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.