Understanding Life Care Plans in the Claims Process
When undergoing the personal injury claims process, a common component of a case may include establishing a life care plan for the injured plaintiff to be used as evidence. This document provides for current and future medical costs related to the incident to be under consideration when determining the appropriate compensation that a victim could receive for their injuries.
What is Included in a Life Care Plan?
- A life care plan details the necessary medical treatment an injured individual will need for the rest of their life. It can include:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Mobility devices
- Home or vehicle modifications
- Medical equipment
- In-home nursing care
- Pain management
Who Creates the Plan?
A life care plan is often established by working with a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or therapist that specializes in catastrophic injuries. This individual will assess the injured person's current condition and needs, as well as project what future medical costs may be required.
How is a Life Care Plan Beneficial for Catastrophic Injuries?
For those that have suffered catastrophic injuries, a life care plan can be essential in the claims process. This is due to the often long-term and expensive medical care that may be required as a result of these injuries. By having a life care plan, it can provide an outline of what needs to be taken into consideration when pursuing compensation. It can also help ensure that an injured individual receives the coverage they need to cover the costs of their ongoing medical treatment.
The Dallas trial lawyers at Lyons & Simmons, LLP understand the importance of outlining the cost of catastrophic injuries when preparing for a trial. When you or your loved one has sustained a catastrophic, life-altering injury, we can help obtain the necessary compensation. Schedule a free consultation by calling (844) 297-8898.