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New Jersey Personal Injury Claims: Medical Care and Medical Fees
One of the major costs associated with personal injury accidents are medical fees. If your accident resulted in serious personal injuries, you will undoubtedly go to a variety of doctors and treatment facilities. In order to get the full compensation that you deserve for all the medical fees that you have incurred, your New Jersey personal injury lawyer will advise you to keep proper records of all your medical bills and expenses and provide them to your lawyer as you are billed.
How to Keep Track of Your Own Personal Medical Records
The best policy in maintaining proper medical records is to keep copies of each statement that you receive in the mail or is provided to you when you visit your doctor in a secure folder that is properly labeled. Bills include prescriptions, medications, physical therapy and chiropractic payments, etc.
If you are computer savvy, it is also a good idea to create a spreadsheet of each doctor’s bill. For each doctor, include a category for visits, the type of medical care provided, how much you have been billed and how much you have had to pay out of pocket, if any. You can then provide an electronic copy of your files to your New Jersey personal injury lawyer.
How Your Attorney Will Keep Track of Your Medical Records
A good lawyer will be very organized in maintaining each client’s medical files. However, your lawyer’s medical file for your particular case can only be as effective as the information you provide him. Although some lawyers may directly request billing information from doctors, the best policy is to maintain your own records and provide your lawyer with a complete file.
Consult With an Experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and suffered personal injuries, please call New Jersey personal injury lawyer Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!