How Does My Medical Treatment Influence the Damages I Recover? are a number of factors that can influence the damages you recover in a personal injury claim. Medical expenses will be one of the most primary forms of damages that you will seek to recover in the claim. Your medical damages must cover the cost of hospitalization, surgery, medications, diagnostic tests, therapy and all forms of treatment that you have received.

The extent or duration of your medical treatment can influence the damages you recover. Remember, that if you have undergone long and expensive treatment for your injuries, you may be able to claim that you suffered significant pain and suffering because of the extensive treatment.

If you underwent treatment using Western medicine, you are much more likely to recover significant damages than if you underwent treatment using any form of holistic treatment, like acupuncture,. Even if these therapies were beneficial to you, and were much more beneficial than Western medicine, you may find that the damages recovered are lower in comparison.

Similarly, if most of your treatment consisted only of physical therapy, the damages you require may be lower, even if you underwent physical therapy for a longer period of time. These are important matters that you must discuss with your Denver personal injury lawyer at the time of filing your claim.

To ensure that you recover maximum possible damage in your personal injury claim, maintain strong documentation of your medical treatment. Maintain medical records, hospital records, bills and invoices, and other forms of evidence. Retain your diagnostic records, including x-ray reports, MRI reports, CT scans and ultrasound reports.

For help filing a personal injury claim and to understand what type of damages you can recover in a claim, speak to a Denver personal injury attorney and discuss your case.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.