Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on February 26, 2021 in Personal Injury. Updated on February 24, 2022
A doctor’s recommendation for surgery is evidence of the severity of the victim’s injuries and may create a strong argument for why the victim deserves compensation. The need for surgery is a common reason for insurers to offer the full amount of liability coverage in a settlement.
While every injury victim is unique, certain injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents are more likely to require surgery, such as:
The severity of an accident injury can be difficult to assess, making it important to seek medical treatment after an accident so a doctor may diagnose your injuries and provide the proper care.
A surgical recommendation may increase the value of your claim, because surgery may be more expensive than other types of treatment. Also, the time needed to recover from surgery could impact your claim, since you may need to take additional days off of work, increasing the total amount of lost wages.
However, it is important to remember that surgery is a serious decision that should only be considered if it is the best medical option for your situation. Don’t attempt to push for surgery with the intent to increase the value of your claim. Rely on your doctor’s expertise.
Consider hiring an experienced attorney to represent you. They can evaluate your situation to determine the full value of your claim, including the cost of surgery or other medical treatments you need to recover. If your doctor recommends surgery, and your attorney proves the injury is linked to the accident, the cost should be covered in your claim.
There are some circumstances in which the value of an injury claim may be diminished after surgery, such as when a victim’s injuries are completely healed post-surgery and, therefore, there is no foundation for claiming future pain and suffering. However, there may still be an opportunity to sue for past pain and suffering if the surgery did not happen immediately or did not bring immediate relief.
If you have suffered an injury that requires surgery or have had surgery due to an injury caused by the negligence of another, you should speak to a Sacramento personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn about the value of your claim.
Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims and we are prepared to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages as well.
We do not charge you anything up front or while we work on your case. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Call us today at (916) 777-7777 to schedule your free consultation.
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