Personal injuries occur when bodily harm is sustained resulting from another’s negligent or intentional conduct, e.g. an automobile accident or an assault/battery. If you have suffered personal injuries, the law may entitle you to compensation. Part of that compensation includes medical costs incurred due to your injury. You can take an active role in your case by maintaining careful records of those expenses. Extensive injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, generally incur greater expenses. These mounting costs may be difficult to monitor, but tracking them will facilitate litigating your lawsuit. Joseph C. Galanes at Galanes Law and our Vermont spinal cord injury lawyers provide the following recommendations to assist you in this process.
Organizing Medical Documents
- Maintain Prescription Invoices – Obtain an invoice/statement for every prescribed pharmaceutical and medical visit. Organize them in a file, folder, or notebook.
- Document Medical Expenses Incurred – Record the date, location, provider, cost incurred, and reason for each medical visit, appointment, procedure, and medication prescribed. You may record this information in a calendar, diary, notebook, or spreadsheet.
- Provide Copies of Documents to Your Attorney – Provide copies of all medical invoices, statements, bills, and records to your attorney. As you incur new expenses, continue to provide such copies to your attorney.
Why Document Medical Expenses?
During litigation, you may be required to respond, under oath, to detailed questions regarding your injuries. Documenting your expenses and treatment will aid you in answering those questions. Also, the documents you maintain may become powerful evidence in court or other legal proceedings.
Retaining a Vermont Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you sustained a spinal cord injury, or other personal injury, your priority is your health. Your Vermont spinal cord injury lawyer will seek all legal remedies available to help restore your health and your life, including compensation for your medical expenses. Mr. Galanes, our Vermont spinal cord injury lawyer, has successfully represented injured parties of Vermont for years. He possesses the expertise and skill to maximize your compensation, including assisting clients in documenting medical expenses. Please contact Vermont spinal cord injury lawyer Joe Galanes at (802) 698-8356 for a complimentary case evaluation.