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If you have suffered an injury due to the negligent actions of another person, you likely have accumulated a fortune in medical bills. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be expected to incur hefty medical expenses in the future due to your injuries. Fortunately, you can recoup those losses by seeking compensation for your future medical expenses. Please continue reading and contact our adept New York City Personal Injury Attorney, who can help you secure the fair compensation you deserve for your future medical expenses related to your injuries. 

What are future medical expenses?

You can seek reimbursement for your economic and non-economic damages through a personal injury case. Economic damages represent your out-of-pocket financial losses after an accident. Essentially, they are calculable losses. These damages include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, household services, and other tangible injury-related expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are subjective losses that you experience because of an accident and your injuries. Non-economic damages are not calculable. These damages often include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Medical expenses are typically one of the most significant economic damages awarded by victims. It is critical to note that medical bills do not only mean the costs of your hospital stay but also your treatments. Fortunately, if you need medical care for weeks, months, or even years after you sustained your injury, you can seek compensation for your future medical expenses. Permanent injuries can result in heft future medical costs. When this is the case, you can seek the following compensation for your future medical expenses:

  • Hospitalization costs
  • Follow-up appointments with medical professionals
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Surgery
  • Prescription mediations
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Household services
  • Medical equipment and assistive devices
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Mental health treatment

How can I prove these losses?

To determine and prove your future medical costs, you should retain the legal services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can help you understand how much you are entitled to. One of the most significant ways to prove your future medical expenses is by having expert testimony from a professional medical expert. They will relay their expert knowledge regarding your condition’s complications that require future medical care. It is beneficial if your physician testifies on your behalf as they understand the details of your particular case better than anyone else. This means they will have a more accurate estimate of your timeline for recovery or stipulate what kind of continuing care you might need if your injuries will never heal.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact a determined Swerling Law today. Our firm is prepared to help you fight for the just compensation you deserve for future medical costs related to your injuries.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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