Be Sure Your Settlement Accounts for Your Costs of Future Care

Be Sure Your Settlement Accounts for Your Costs of Future Care

When pursuing a personal injury or bodily injury case, we are generally seeking a final resolution in which the at-fault party writes a check that takes into consideration all past, present, and future costs associated with the injury, and the matter is then closed at the time of a settlement or verdict. Unfortunately, there are many times when considerations of future costs are neglected.

For example, a knee replacement may only last for 10 or 15 years, and many people receiving such procedures as the result of an injury may expect to require a new knee replacement when that time has passed. Failing to account for additional knee replacements in your settlement can mean you end up paying significant costs yourself, when those costs are the result of the injury from the negligence of the at-fault party.

It is required to show the careless driver’s insurance company that there’s a 51% or greater chance of such future medical care, and an estimated cost must also be provided. It is important to have an experienced attorney to assist you in securing a fair and complete settlement for your case. Watch the video to learn more.

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