Across the Province of Ontario, there are dozens of personal injury claims made each day by individuals that have been harmed by the negligent actions of another person. As our population continues to grow we are expected to see an increase in injuries and damages as a result.
As car accident injuries are the most common form of personal injury claims to this date, individuals must recognize that they are not invincible to these types of accidents. Thus, it is always wise to have a backup plan in the case that any type of accident does occur and recognize that we may need to recover for our losses and damages.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, we believe that when an individual brings harm to an innocent victim, that negligent individual must be held responsible for their actions and pay for all damages and losses they have caused. Our lawyers have won millions in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients and will work relentlessly to recover the maximum compensation you deserve from your accident.
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Types of Medical Expenses
If you have been injured in the past, you will know that medical expenses add up quickly. Furthermore, if you have been injured by the negligent actions of another individual, you should not be required to pay for any these medical expenses, while the negligent individual should be held accountable. As there are many different types of medical expenses, they often sky rocket causing additional suffering during this tragic time.
Some common types of medical expenses include:
- Costs of medications
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Costs of surgery
- Costs of therapy
- Diagnostic testing expenses
- Hospital expenses
- Insurance related expenses
In any case, our lawyers advise individuals who have been injured in any type of accident to seek medical attention immediately. These documents can all be used as proof of injury; therefor they can be used to build a case for you in the court of law.
Calculating Medical Expenses
Following an injury where an individual was a victim to another persons negligence, the last thing someone wants to think about is how am I going to afford medical treatment. These situations may become extremely overwhelming, especially on top of the pain and suffering due to the injury.
In order for our lawyers to prove that an individual has been injured due to the actions of a negligent individual or entity, we must have sufficient evidence. This evidence may be presented in many different forms; however it must prove that the individual does have an injury.
Some documents to help prove your injury may include:
- Medical records
- Hospital bills
- Pictures of the injury
- Doctor prescribed medications
- Examination documents
- Ambulatory services
- Surveillance video
- Loss of wages
Additionally, if an individual is not expected to recover any time soon, the amount of compensation benefits they may receive could increase.
Recovering Medical Expenses
As there are several different types of injuries and ways an injury can occur, there are multiple ways an individual can recover medical expenses. It is common for an individual to recover these expenses through their insurance; however it is often that insurance agencies refuse to pay for all necessary expenses. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers are able to help injured victims recover for all the medical expenses they require.
A few options for recovering medical expenses include:
- Health insurance
Health insurance can either be purchased or provided by an employer with the intention of protection you in the case of an injury. This type of insurance should cover your hospital expenses, medications, and ambulance bills in the case that you become injured.
- No-fault coverage
No-fault coverage is intended to lower premium costs by avoiding litigation over the causes of an accident. It provides quick payments for injuries and property losses.
- Request a lien
This is where an individual can request that their health care provide place a lien on the settlement of the case. This will give the individual a right to be paid in full directly following the settlement.
In addition, personal injury lawyers can help injured victims recover for all losses and damages that were caused by the negligent actions of another individual.
Contact Our Ontario Lawyers Today
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our personal injury lawyers want to help if you or a family member has been injured in an accident, by a defective product, or harmful prescription drug. In addition, we are paid only when we achieve a positive verdict or settlement and you collect.
Our lawyers are highly respected and have offices located in Windsor and Essex County, along with relationships with law firms throughout Ontario, Canada and the United States.
Some of our local Windsor area locations include:
- Belle Park
To obtain more information about our law firm, or to schedule your free no-obligation case review, we welcome you to contact us at (519) 258-6490 today. Here, a member of our intake team will take the details of your injury and quickly connect you to one of our caring personal injury lawyers in Ontario ready to get started on your specific case.