How are Physical Therapy Sessions Accounted for in a Car Accident Claim?
Posted on behalf of RizkLaw on Nov 26, 2021 in Auto Accident
The injuries you can sustain after an accident can be severe and life-threatening. Depending on the type of accident and the location of your injury, you may need extensive treatments like surgery and physical therapy. For many individuals, physical therapy is an essential, non-surgical treatment option that allows them to strengthen and heal the body without going through an operation.
However, many people worry about how to account for physical therapy sessions in a car accident claim. If you suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence, the cost of your physical therapy and other losses incurred from the crash is the other driver’s responsibility. Their insurance will cover up to the medical expense limit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recover more, if necessary. Under your unique circumstances, it’s best to receive guidance and advice from a dependable car accident attorney.
An essential part of recovering the necessary compensation for your physical therapy is proving the other driver’s fault in the accident. The person who pays for the physical therapy treatment depends on who is at fault in the accident. Below are three types of evidence you can use to prove your innocence and part in the accident.
Having someone unrelated to you or the other driver say what they saw or write an account of what happened is crucial to your claim. Not only can you use a person’s account of the accident, but if you have a dashcam or a witness has the dashcam, that recording can act as a witness account as well.
After an accident, if you are safe and have called law enforcement, taking clear pictures of both vehicles and the scene of the accident can help prove the other person’s fault in the accident. From tire marks to property damage on the car, all videos or pictures taken on the scene can drastically impact your case.
A police report or other official documents can show the other person at fault. When an officer arrives at the scene, they will create an accident report and gather the information and statements from those at the scene. This document can act as an unbiased piece of information for your accident.
After an accident, there are a lot of steps and processes you’ll have to go through to recover the losses you incurred. Contacting a dependable car accident lawyer can help you through the process of your claim.
The physical, mental, and financial burdens that a car accident brings can feel disheartening and overwhelming. Having to navigate the claim process alone is challenging, but with the help of a legal representative who is familiar with the law, you can feel confident in your claim.
The following are some ways a car accident attorney can help your case:
- Answering question about your claim
- Looking for potential legal problems
- Gathering evidence and information
- Conducting a thorough investigation
- Negotiating settlement offers
- Reviewing legal documents
- Establishing the other individual’s negligence and liability
Contact a car accident attorney you can trust if you suffered in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness.
Physical therapy is essential to the recovery and rehabilitation of your body and injury. A car accident can take away your freedoms and abilities, but with the help of extensive treatment and physical therapy, you can gain back the mobility and accessibility you lost.
Our Rizk Law lawyers understand how important rehabilitation is for those injured in car accidents. With our years of experience and countless positive outcomes, we are confident in providing you with the tools and resources you need for a successful outcome. We will do everything in our power to make sure your rights and interests are protected. Call (503) 245-5677 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.