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Who Will Pay for My Long-Term Medical Care After an Accident?

If you were hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be facing extensive medical bills, lost wages, and physical distress. Seeking compensation for your injuries should be one of the first steps to help you cover all accident-related costs. But what happens if your injuries will require long-term medical attention that could cost you thousands of dollars?

Our California personal injury attorneys explain how to seek compensation for long-term medical care after an accident.

Paying for Long-Term Medical Care After an Accident

It is vital for you to know that you are not responsible for the payment of your own medical bills if your injuries were caused by another person’s negligent behavior. Even if you sustained long-term injuries that will require years of medical treatment and rehabilitation, the party at fault should be held liable for your injuries.

Below we have put together a list of injuries that often require long-term medical treatments:

An experienced attorney can help you calculate past and future expenses related to your accident, such as medical bills, rehabilitation equipment, lost wages, etc. This will help you determine how much you should be receiving for compensation. If the insurance company doesn’t want to provide you with the compensation you deserve, you will need to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

During the personal injury case process, you will need to present sufficient evidence that proves that the other party should be held liable for your injuries. For example, if you were involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you will need to present evidence proving that the driver was drunk, acted negligently, and caused the collision that resulted in your injuries.

An attorney can help you file a personal injury claim and can gather the evidence needed to prove that you are deserving of monetary compensation.

Learn more about proving negligence in a personal injury case on our negligence page here.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in CA?

If you want to get the compensation you need to cover long-term medical expenses and lost wages, you need to act quickly. There are time limits involved in these situations and failure to adhere to these time limits could lead to the dismissal of an otherwise valid case.

When someone is harmed because of another person’s negligence, the victim has two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. This can include car accidents, truck accidents, and other general accidents.

However, individuals harmed by medical malpractice generally have three years from the date of the injury or one year from the date of the discovery of the injury to file a lawsuit.

If you were injured by the intentional acts of another, you have one year to file a lawsuit for actions including slander, or false imprisonment, and two years for assault and battery.

Seeking Legal Guidance

If you want to get the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries in an accident caused by another person, you will need an experienced attorney on your side. Our team at Scarlett Law Group has years of experience helping those injured throughout California get the compensation they need to protect their future. We know the time after an accident isn’t easy. That is why our team is here to guide you through the personal injury process, so that you can focus on yourself and your family.

Learn more about how our team can help you by contacting us today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a consultation!

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