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Is it Possible to Get Compensation for Medical Bills and Lost Wages after Settling a Personal Injury Case?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on February 8, 2010

Those who have been seriously injured in an accident normally want to settle their case in the first year or two, but a seriously injured person is rarely done with his or her treatment in such a time. In fact, the personal injury victim may not even be able to return to their job. Now, this creates a serious problem for someone who was in a Chandler car accident that resulted in a severe injury or permanent disability.

That is why it is so important why any settlement includes money for future medical expenses and future income. This will normally require the assistance of an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer who can give the car accident victim an honest evaluation from expert witnesses to determine future medical expenses, the likelihood of additional needed medical attention, and an estimate of the income the injured party will lose in the future as a result of the injury.

For this reason, it is a huge risk to sign any sort of document after a Chandler car accident before a qualified personal injury lawyer has reviewed it. Even if a document does not appear to waive a person’s rights in the future, it could still cause serious consequences for an injured party later. An experienced Chandler accident lawyer should review the case and any documentation related to it before allowing an injured party to sign it.

It would be unjust for an injured party to sign a release early in his or her personal injury case, only to find later that signing that piece of paper resulted in losing rights to seek payment for additional medical care caused directly by a Chandler car accident. To learn more about your legal rights and options after being injured in an auto accident in Arizona, please contact the skilled attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We always offer a free, no-obligation consultation to help answer any questions that an injury victim may have.

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