Missouri Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fight for Your Right to Recover All Related Medical Expenses

After someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a crash, they’re responsible for compensating for all the harm you suffered. You shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of paying for various types of medical expenses related to your motorcycle accident. If they’re related to your injuries and you’ve done due diligence following all health directives, recouping these costs is your right. 

The Missouri motorcycle accident lawyers at Beck & Beck work diligently to maximize the value of your claim. Attorneys Paul Beck and John Beck deliver results for clients by listening to you and your concerns, preserving valuable evidence, and building a strong case that reinforces your rights. 

Medical Expenses Are a Broad Category of Damages

These cases often involve more catastrophic injuries because little to nothing protects a rider from impact. Accordingly, motorcycle accident settlements tend to be higher than those received on average in other accident claims, and the amount of pain and suffering damages is often tied to the amount of your medical outlay. 

Your compensable injury medical expenses aren’t limited to the costs of immediate care and seeing a doctor. The responsible driver must cover any reasonable costs related to your motorcycle accident—this includes treatment you’ve already received and, because of the incident, might need in the future. 

By the time you consider filing a personal injury claim, you’ve likely already needed substantial medical care, and the costs are adding up quickly. Even if your own health insurance company has paid for some or all of your treatment, you’re eligible to be reimbursed for your co-payments and cost share. In addition, your health insurance company must be paid back for the money it already advanced. 

By the time you file the claim, you may have paid for the following:

  • Ambulance transportation to the hospital
  • Hospital stay
  • Primary care and specialist visits
  • Surgical procedures
  • Prescription medication
  • Diagnostic testing

While there are various ways to afford medical care after a motorcycle crash, these costs add up quickly, and the financial burden may be even harder to bear if you can’t work and have the income to pay for your share of the costs. Or, in the worst-case scenario, you don’t have health insurance

Why Future Medical Expenses Can Be Included in Your Accident Claim

You would only file a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit once you have reached maximum medical improvement, which is defined as the point when further treatment won’t improve your condition. Still, you’re likely to need additional care in the future to manage your condition. Some additional medical expenses evaluated as part of your settlement include:

How Beck & Beck Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You Pursue Medical Expenses Reimbursement

It’s essential that you know the scope and extent of your collision-related injury costs now because you only get one chance to settle a motorcycle accident claim. You don’t want to run out of money in the future because your settlement funds are devoted solely to mounting medical bills. 

At Beck & Beck Attorneys, our skilled personal injury team reviews your case and consults knowledgeable medical experts to understand what care you may need in the future. But it all starts with your diagnosis and the treatment notes for your medical care. Thus, it’s critical to be vigilant about your health now.

The insurance company representing the at-fault party will try to argue that not all the care outlined in your claim—present and future—is necessary. But we know exactly how to document the history of your treatment, factors of your prognosis, and anticipated related needs, and will present the right kind of evidence that justifies the settlement amount and your right to achieve financial stability to take care of your health.