Q: As a qualified Rockville accident attorney, what is your opinion on whether I should ask my doctor for an estimated cost of my injuries?
A:It’s a good idea for you and your attorney to have an educated guess on how much your medical bills will cost. This will help your attorney determine how much money you should demand from the person who caused your injuries. Your doctor is the best person to ask how much your medical bills could be.
However, an estimate is just that: an estimate. As such, it is a number you should not share with the other person’s insurance company until you have discussed it with your own Rockville accident attorney.
Keep in mind that the defense will latch onto the cheapest amount you name and may be unwilling to go higher once you’ve mentioned it. Should medical complications arise that increase your bill, you don’t want to go back and ask for more money. It’s best to keep quiet about any specific amount and refer all questions to your attorney.
Also, the doctor’s estimated bill is only a part of the compensation cost. Your attorney will factor in additional costs, such as:
- Transportation costs to and from the doctor’s office
- Physical therapy
- Any loss of income
- Legal fees
- Damages for personal suffering incurred from the Maryland auto accident
As always, talk to an experienced Rockville personal injury lawyer before agreeing to any compensation amount. To get an expert’s opinion on your case, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 1-800-875-9700 today.