How Surgery Impacts Your Personal Injury Claim: What You Need to Know

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A personal injury can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. If you’ve been hurt due to the fault of another person, it’s crucial to get legal help to document and pursue the maximum compensation for your medical treatment.

At Roden Law, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience helping those who were injured due to another person’s negligence get financial relief. Our team can help you pursue compensation for medical treatment recommended by your physician, especially if you require surgery.

It’s important to remember that more severe injuries that require more extensive treatment may result in higher compensation. However, it’s imperative to discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney to ensure fair compensation for your injuries.

Does a More Serious Injury Mean Higher Compensation?

If you suffer an injury, it’s crucial to seek medical attention, as some injuries may require surgery. If a doctor recommends surgery, you may be able to receive compensation for the costs associated with the procedure. However, the severity and complexity of your injuries and treatment will affect the amount of compensation you may receive. To ensure that you receive fair compensation, it’s essential to consult with a reputable attorney who has experience handling personal injury claims.

It’s also important to note that just because surgery may increase the amount of compensation you could pursue, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should undergo the procedure. If your doctor has not recommended surgery, but you choose to have the operation anyway, you may not be able to recover compensation for the cost of the procedure. This could lead to significant out-of-pocket expenses that further compound the financial burden of your injury.

To make an informed decision about your treatment options, it’s wise to seek multiple professional opinions from healthcare providers. Your doctor may also recommend less expensive alternatives to surgery that could effectively treat your injury. By consulting with medical professionals and an experienced personal injury attorney, you can ensure that you receive the best possible care and compensation for your injury.

If I have Surgery will I get a Bigger Settlement?

If your doctor recommends surgery, the insurance company may be hesitant to offer a larger settlement, and could even accuse your doctor of recommending surgery solely for financial gain. Insurance adjusters typically resist offering generous settlements.

However, it’s important not to accept an initial settlement offer from the insurance company without careful consideration. Such offers are often less than what you truly deserve and may leave you having to pay for medical costs yourself. Instead, providing the insurance company with ample evidence of your diagnosis and healthcare needs can increase your chances of receiving a fair settlement.

Remember, accepting an early settlement offer will forfeit your ability to pursue additional compensation should you need it, so it’s essential to make a strong case for the compensation you deserve. By presenting strong evidence and making a compelling argument, you can improve your chances of receiving a settlement that meets your needs.

When Will I Receive My Settlement?

When it comes to major surgeries and expensive treatments, insurance companies are often hesitant to provide coverage before the procedure takes place. However, if you find yourself in need of surgery and are struggling to obtain coverage, you do not have to bear the burden of medical debt alone. Our team is dedicated to helping you explore your financial options.

If you have been in a car accident, your health or auto insurance coverage may be able to provide some relief. Additionally, we can work with your medical provider to delay payment for the procedure until after you have received your settlement. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the necessary medical care without suffering undue financial hardship.

What to do if I don’t get an offer from the Insurance Company?

When a physician recommends surgery, insurance companies may offer a settlement to avoid a legal dispute. The majority of personal injury claims settle before reaching the trial stage, as the legal process can be lengthy and costly.

In some cases, the insurance company may refuse to settle or offer an unfair settlement. For example, if you were in a car accident and the other driver’s insurance company does not accept liability, your case may go to court. When liability is unclear, insurance companies may choose to litigate.

Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to avoid costly litigation. An attorney can gather and preserve all necessary evidence to prove your claim and make a strong case for compensation to the insurance company, increasing the likelihood of a settlement.

Roden Law – Your Personal Injury Attorneys

At Roden Law, we understand how traumatizing and stressful personal injuries can be. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is committed to helping you hold the liable parties responsible and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact us right away to set up a free, initial consultation.