Making Sure Future Care Is Covered by Insurance After a Crash

December 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

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Injury victims need to know about maximum medical improvement and what that actually means for them. When you are injured in a car accident, you may never fully recover from the injuries that you received from that crash. At a certain point, you will reach a section of your recovery called the ‘maximum medical improvement’, which means that this is as far as your physical therapists, your surgeons, your doctors, your nurses, and other hospital staff, can get you to. There is nothing more to do, medical treatment will likely not further improve the condition. 

The insurance company that you are dealing with could try to limit your compensation to your past medical care, meaning everything before the settlement or trial. A car accident lawyer in Richmond, VA, such as the ones available at Martin Wren, P.C. Attorneys at Law are going to know that you deserve more. You deserve to be covered for future care as well, and with some disabilities, conditions or injuries future care can be predicted. 

Sometimes, future care is required. 

You should not let an insurance company convince you that you are worth a one-time payment if you have a medical condition after an injury in an accident, and you need a car accident lawyer in Richmond, VA who is going to fight for your right to fully be compensated. 

But what exactly does the maximum medical improvement, or MMI, mean for you and your medical costs? Let’s talk about it, because it is very relevant. Obviously the first thing to know is that the maximum medical improvement is different for every injury, every person, and the length of time that you will need to spend to get to the MMI varies per person. Sometimes, an accident victim may recover fully and that is their maximum medical improvement. Perhaps all they needed was a corrective surgery and physical therapy for a few months. 

But if you’re not one of those lucky few where your maximum medical improvement means fully recovering, then you’re losing something. You’re losing a part of yourself that you will never get back due to the negligence of someone that caused a car accident and you were injured as a result. You’re not going to be one of the lucky ones that no longer require future medical care after receiving the initial treatments, and that hurts. Car accident lawyers in Richmond, VA, understand that you’re losing something. Not only are you losing something, maybe it’s your ability to walk, or perhaps you sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and developed a disability, but you’re racking up debt and medical debt. That’s a lot of pressure and if you can no longer perform the job that you would be doing, you need compensation and you need it for your future expenses as they relate to the injury or disability you acquired, as well. 

Talk to a car accident lawyer in Richmond, VA at Martin Wren, P.C. Attorneys at Law today about whether this is something you need to worry about and if so, what they are prepared to do for you.

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