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Recovery of Future Medical bills in Car Accident Cases

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Can I recover for future medical bills in my Car Accident Case? Here is one that pops up fairly regularly.    You may be nearing the end of your treatment, and the doctor has made some recommendations about some additional treatment you may need after you are discharged from his care.   These recommendations most often occur for: (1) additional chiropractic or physical therapy modalities; (2) additional facet or epidural injections, and (3) additional surgical procedures.   How does that work, and will you get credit for the future medical treatment that has been recommended?    Georgia does allow for the recovery of future medical expenses.  Generally speaking, this means that that the future medical expenses need to be proven with a reasonable degree of medical certainty.  There is no guessing and speculation permitted. If your doctor says that the likelihood of you needing a future procedure from your car accident…

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

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Car accidents are without a doubt a trying experience and no one wants to go through that. However, life is not fair. Nothing’s obvious about the outcome of a car wreck case. So, if you’re wondering, “Should I get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t my fault?” Yes, you certainly should and here’s why. 1.      The At-Fault Driver Can Deny Causing the Collision Not all people are honest enough to admit they caused a car accident even when they’re clearly at fault. You cannot force somebody to claim responsibility, so the best cause of action is to hire an Atlanta car accident lawyer. If you’re not to blame, only an experienced attorney can help prove your innocence if the other party denies their wrongdoing.  2.      You Might Have Partial Responsibility In most cases, car accidents are caused by multiple parties. You might think you’re…

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Atlanta Auto Injuries and Lost Wages

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Are lost wages part of my claim against the insurance company? Yes.   Lost wages are an item of your special damages.   Special damages include dollar amounts that are directly attributable to the accident.    For example, your medical bills are part of your special damages. Other items included in your special damages might include mileage to and from the doctor’s office, parking at the doctor’s office, and potentially lost wages.   When it comes to recovering lost wages, there are generally 4 areas of inquiry that need to be looked at before submitting any documentation to the insurance company: What is the nature and extent of your injuries? If you have soft tissue injuries from a car accident, it is certainly very reasonable to stay out of work for anywhere from a couple of days through a few weeks.   If you have soft tissue injuries which are…

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