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September 22, 2022

Documenting Medical Expenses for a Personal Injury Claim

September 22, 2022

Ignoring injuries that are affecting your personal life and your productivity can result in health complications and financial problems in the future. 

Documentation of your medical expenses and recovery may be vital after an injury. Receiving a fair settlement can really make a difference when other expenses keep piling up, and it could also help you recover emotionally. But ensuring you have the right documentation can be tough. Here’s what you need to know for a successful claim. 

The Importance of Medical Documentation

When you’re dealing with a personal injury, you won’t be compensated unless you prove the liable party was negligent and the accident could have been prevented by exercising caution. You’ll also need to demonstrate that your injuries exist because of a specific accident.

All of this information and any additional details required to prove liability are in your medical documentation. Here’s a list of what you need to receive a good settlement offer that includes future expenses along with current ones. 

Hospital and Ambulance Bills

A high-speed collision, a slip-and-fall accident, or any other injuries could mean a trip to the emergency room. If complications like a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or internal bleeding are found, you’ll have to stay in the hospital so doctors can monitor your progress and establish the treatment plan you’ll need once you can return home safely. 

This process can be an expensive one. Keeping your hospital and ambulance-related bills allows these factors to be included in your compensation. 

Medical Records

After an accident, your medical records can be a vital piece of evidence when providing your personal injury claim.

Medical records contain important information like your diagnosis, your treatment plan, how long your recovery takes, and the exact monetary amount of your medical bills. Once you have this evidence, these damages can be included in your compensation. 

A doctor can also put a detailed note of your conditions in this important documentation, which can be used as evidence for your injury case

Personal Notes

Injuries can compromise your ability to perform everyday tasks like you used to, which could result in emotional suffering. The amount of pain you’re experiencing because of someone else’s negligence can result in a lower quality of life. That can be a major problem for you if your recovery requires months or years.

Keeping personal notes of what you’re going through and how so many medical exams are compromising your enjoyment of life is an important step in calculating future medical expenses. Your medical journey may not be consistently better, and your journal can capture how you’re feeling as well as the costs of your recovery. 

Reach Out to a Personal Injury Attorney in Austin

Documenting medical expenses can be difficult, especially while you’re stressed and dealing with insurance companies who want to waste your time and force you to make a mistake. A qualified lawyer can take care of gathering evidence on your behalf, including medical documentation. 

Injury attorneys at Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law, will fight for the settlement you deserve. You can set up a free case evaluation by calling our office at 800-488-7840 or filling out our online contact form on this page. 

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