When someone is injured in a car accident, they need to be sure that their settlement or verdict covers them for the rest of their life. This means that any future medical treatments need to be identified and properly compensated. Without this money, a person may have to pay out of pocket for injuries related to their accident. A Portland car crash lawyer can examine your injuries and make sure that future medical is part of your compensation, if needed.
In order to calculate these damages, a doctor will need to testify about the person’s injuries and the treatment they require. For example, a person may have a herniated disk that will someday require surgery. Many people put this surgery off, hoping that they can simply manage on their own. This is because surgery to correct this problem (specifically, a spinal fusion) has a high incidence of problems.
After the doctor testifies to the necessity of a particular treatment, the car accident lawyer will then introduce evidence for the cost. They present this information to the jury as part of the requested compensation. If the jury agrees with the plaintiff, they will award the money for future medical. It can be a meticulous process, but it is vital to make an injured person whole after an accident.
At Johnson Law, we make sure that any and all damages are identified and compensated. We have helped numerous clients in Portland and throughout Oregon get the money they need after an accident. Our experience ensures that no injuries are overlooked and that everything possible is done to prove your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Johnson Law can help. For a free consultation, contact our office right away.