The Importance of Keeping Injury Bills
After a person is injured because of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, they may be left with burdensome medical expenses due to expensive treatment and recovery costs. However, an injured individual may not need to face these expenses on their own, as they may be eligible to file a civil claim for financial compensation against the party who caused their injury. These types of claims, when successful, can cover a broad range of injury expenses, helping a victim substantially. In order to have the bulk or total of a victim’s injury expenses covered, though, a victim will usually need to maintain good records of their injury costs.
What Kinds of Records Should You Maintain?
Medical bills and other injury-related receipts are crucial pieces of evidence needed to verify a victim’s claim for compensation. As such, having the following documents and taking the following actions should be carefully considered:
- Any medical bills, even those covered by an insurer, should be retained
- A person’s legal counsel should be given a direct copy of any bills or receipts from treatment or recovery costs
- A person’s legal counsel should also be given a bill summary to verify that the total figure is accurate
Additionally, if a person’s injury leaves them with other expenses, including expensive travel needs to and from treatment, these receipts or bills should also be kept and copied for a legal team to analyze. All of these documents can prove vital for producing an accurate figure when it comes to pursuing compensation in a civil claim.
If you’ve been injured due to another person’s careless mistakes, our legal team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you through the often difficult process of filing a legal claim. For more information about how we may be able to help you confidently prepare for legal action after an injury, call 205-414-8160.