Suffering an injury which requires surgery that was caused by someone else’s careless actions can greatly impact your life. Not only are you facing the complicated aftermath of your accident, but you now have to recover — both financially and physically — from a surgery that you wouldn’t have otherwise needed.
Surgeries account for the majority of the most expensive medical procedures in the U.S., and you shouldn’t have to pay to fix an injury from an accident that someone else caused. At Heuser & Heuser LLP, we believe that every person in Colorado suffering an injury that is caused by another person deserves a fair chance at compensation for their losses.
Keep reading to learn more about how surgery can affect your Colorado Springs personal injury settlement amount.
Can an Accident Injury Settlement Cover Surgery Costs?
After an injury caused by another person, your settlement or compensation amount is intended to cover the injuries and losses you’ve endured. In general, you can seek compensation for losses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- And more
Surgery costs should be included within the compensation you are seeking because it qualifies for all three types of compensation. Surgeries increase your medical expenses, may cause pain and mental anguish, and can increase the amount of time taken off of work to recover.
We believe you should be able to return to your life as quickly as possible; though, receiving the compensation you deserve to help you move on is not always as easy as it seems.
What Are Residual Injuries?
A residual injury, or permanent injury, is one that has left permanent or long-lasting damage, which can immensely impact the compensation you may receive. These types of injuries can include scarring, back injuries, and numerous other impairments. This also accounts for injuries that require long-term medical treatments, including surgeries.
If a medical professional diagnoses your residual injury and determines that surgery or a set of surgeries is the best way to treat your injury, then you and your personal injury attorney should seek a settlement that accounts for those damages.
If I Have Surgery, Will It Increase My Settlement Amount?
In some cases, having surgery may increase your personal injury settlement amount. Although surgeries can lead to a higher settlement because of the high cost and life impact surgery can cause, a higher case settlement should not be your main reason for undergoing any medical operation.
That being said, if surgery is determined to be necessary for your recovery by a medical professional, then you should have the procedure.
If you are worried about your settlement covering your surgery costs, contact Heuser & Heuser LLP today. Our attorneys will do everything we can to build the strongest possible case for the maximum compensation you deserve to cover the expenses of your injury and surgery.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
It can be overwhelming to handle the insurance company alone, especially when you’re seeking compensation for large medical bills that include surgeries. It’s an insurance company’s job to look out for their own best interests. You need a reliable attorney to look out for you and ensure your rights are upheld.
Your attorney will take over all of the communications with the insurance companies on your behalf while ensuring that your rights are being protected. They will know exactly what proof to collect to build the strongest case for your maximum possible compensation — including losses related to your surgery.
At Heuser & Heuser LLP, our team of lawyers knows how to gather evidence to help you build a strong case, so you can focus on your recovery. When you have our team fighting alongside you, you can be sure we will answer any questions you have.
Our Team of Attorneys Are on Top of It!
Our Heuser & Heuser LLP personal injury team knows the devastating side effects an injury can have on you and your family. Don’t handle the legal system alone. We have years of experience and the legal knowledge to help you stand up against the insurance company.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a slip and fall, automobile accident, or truck accident, our team of personal injury attorneys is ready to fight for you.
Call Heuser & Heuser LLP today at (719) 520-9909 or fill out our online form. We will review your case for free to help you determine your legal options and recommend your next best steps. We’re on top of it!