Medical Special Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Medical Special Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Updated on Monday 03rd July 2017

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Medical-Special-Damages-in-Personal-Injury-Cases.jpgMedical special damages are often the term that refers to the expenses you have encountered with the medical treatment after the accident. However, in some cases, a clear distinction is made between the regular treatment and the additional one that is required. This is why it is important to know what types of medical treatment can be covered if you file a personal injury claim. 
Some insurance companies may try to minimize the value of your claim, however, you can make a strong case by calculating the medical special damages and determining the minimum amount of compensation you are entitled to. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you determine these costs which are commonly part of the personal injury compensation calculation formula. 

Different types of medical treatment for personal injuries

The general medical costs taken into consideration by insurance companies will be those awarded by physicians and within the premises of a hospital. However, after an accident, victims may choose to follow both traditional treatments and others that are not usually provided by medical clinics. These types of treatments may be treated as a separate category and not included in the medical specials. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help evaluate your case and the costs of the treatment incurred up to a certain point. This evaluation will be useful when negotiating with the insurance company, to determine beforehand how much you can ask for. Some insurance companies will dismiss treatments like acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and others.
It is likely that insurance companies will not differentiate between the costs associated with the diagnosis and the costs associated with the treatment. The latter is always more substantial. 
A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance claim adjuster if you notice that the insurance company is trying to minimize your claim despite the clear evidence (medical bills). 

The cost of the medical treatment for personal injuries

Making a claim for a compensation amount that will cover present and future medical specials is important. You ca request the help needed in this situation from one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers.
Contact us for more information on various personal injury laws in California and more details on how we can help you.