If you are injured in a truck accident, you will most likely incur medical bills as a result of treatment. One of the types of compensation for truck accident claims is recovery of both past and future medical bills for injuries and conditions caused by and related to the accident.
There are certain actions you can take to make it more likely for you to recover your medical expenses from the truck accident. These include the following:
Seek Medical Attention Immediately After the Accident
Whether you believe your injuries are severe or minor, seek medical treatment right away. This will allow a doctor to assess your medical condition right after the accident and hopefully start you on a road to recovery immediately.
Further, some injuries and symptoms may not show up immediately, or may worsen with time. Others may begin to fade or heal soon after the accident, such as bruising and other wounds. Fully documenting the extent of your physical injuries, through every stage, and following up with all recommended treatment will help you recover damages for all injuries you may have sustained as a result of the accident and will also hopefully help you heal.
Keep All of Your Medical Records and Copies of Bills Received
Once you receive all of your various medical treatments, make sure you keep copies of all medical records provided to you (your attorney or the insurance company will also request some of these directly from physicians), along with copies of any and all medical bills you receive. Please note that with the state of medical office billing these days you will most likely receive several different bills from several providers, even for the same day or visit to one office.
Further, when saving records and bills do not forget to keep receipts, including out of pocket costs, for both prescription and over the counter medications, lab and diagnostic fees, and for devices such as crutches, wheelchairs, canes, and even for physical therapy.
Starr Austen and Miller, truck accident lawyers in Indiana, focuses on representing individuals and their family members in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as those often involved in trucking accidents. If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident you can contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.
[Source: Truck Accident Lawyer.com]