Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Medical Bills
As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer I am often asked if there is a minimum amount of medical bills one needs for a personal injury claim. That’s an interesting question. There are basically two types of damages. There are economic damages which are medical bills and wage loss, and then there are non-economic damages which are things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, disability or impairment, and loss of the ability to enjoy life’s pleasures. We look at both types of damages in evaluating a claim. We look at the economic damages, the medical bills and the wage loss, and we also look at the non-economic damages; what is the effect that these injuries and this accident happen on the accident victim?
One of my largest cases had $14,000 in medical bills, and there was not really any long term future medical care that looked like would be needed, but the individual had an inner ear problem that kept them from working as an auto mechanic and really affected their entire life. Despite the fact that there was only $14,000 in medical bills, that case went to trial and settled for multimillion dollars, so there’s not really a minimum of amount of medical bills before one should look at filing a claim.
Are you worried that you don’t have enough medical bills to file a personal injury claim? If so, contact the experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Dennis Morgenstern.