Who Pays for Physical Therapy After a Car Crash?

Dec 20, 2019 Car Accidents    Legal Blog    Ohio Personal Injury

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

A car crash can require immediate medical attention and costly follow-up treatment. Even if your injuries are not, you might need to see several doctors. The negligent party who caused your accident should be held responsible to pay for your medical bills – including any required physical therapy after a car crash.

These therapy bills can be significant, and you might need the attention of a physical therapist for months or even years after an accident. Since you have the right to seek damages for injuries caused by someone else, you should have a skilled car crash lawyer working for you if you are going to secure all of the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with one of our highly experienced car accident attorneys. We have represented countless injury victims, and know-how to make sure you recover all of the damages that you need – including physical therapy and other damages you may not immediately foresee.

Call 1-800-HURT-NOW to set up a free, no-risk consultation.

Proving the Other Party is Liable for Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is often essential after serious car accidents. The injuries that you sustain can make it impossible to properly walk, speak, or coordinate movement. The person who caused your injury should be held liable for returning you to how you were before the accident. Unfortunately, this is not always straightforward and some injuries can have a lasting impact even with physical therapy. As a result, a personal injury claim can help you recover financial compensation for the physical therapy related to the harm you suffered.

To recover your physical therapy damages, your claim will have to prove:

  • Who caused your accident – It must be shown that the other party caused your accident through their negligence. This can be done by investigating police reports, witness statements, and even accident reconstruction data.
  • You were injured in the accident – Your injuries must be shown to have originated in the car accident. The other party will not have to pay for harm that existed previous to the traffic incident they caused.
  • The costs of your accident – Your lawyer can show your medical and physical therapy bills to show how much you need in compensation. This can include opinions from a physical therapist about future costs associated with your injury.

Long Term Physical Therapy Costs

The losses related to car accident injuries can be very difficult for the victims. Many people are unable to work during their recovery, and normal every-day expenses can become challenging. Your lawyer must understand how to seek compensation not only for your current bills but for your expenses in the months and years to come.

For instance, you may need the following therapy:

  • Orthopedic therapy – This focuses on your bones and joints that may have been torn or sprained in an accident. Whiplash is very common in car accidents, and may increasingly get worse over time if you do not seek proper physical therapy.
  • Neurological therapy – Damage to your nervous system can be debilitating, and it must be addressed by therapists as soon as possible. Nerve tissue does not easily heal, and therapy may be needed for a long time after a car accident.
  • Cardiovascular therapy – Making sure an injury victim’s heart and lungs return to normal is very important after a serious accident. Damage to your torso can make normal lung function impossible without professional therapy assistance.

Ohio’s statute of limitations only allows personal injury victims two years to file a claim after being hurt in an accident. We strongly encourage you to act without delay. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to recover financial damages from the negligent party. Furthermore, the evidence against the negligent person may become less compelling over time.

Hurt In A Car Accident? Contact KNR

Car accidents can leave people with serious injuries to their joints, organs, and nervous system. Physical therapy can work wonders and return your life to normal over time. However, you must begin therapy as soon as possible, and it may take many months or years.

Fortunately, the negligent party in your accident can be held liable for your therapy costs. Negotiating with insurance companies can be complex and aggressive. At KNR, our lawyers have decades of experience helping the car accident victims, and we know how to recover the damages you are entitled to under the law.

Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with a knowledgeable Ohio car accident lawyer. We can work with your physical therapist and insurance provider to make sure that your long term therapy needs are met.

Call our office at 1-800-HURT-NOW to set up a free, no-risk consultation.