What if I have already paid money out of pocket for my medical care?
If you're successful in your personal injury claim, your medical expenses are part of that claim. That includes doctor visits, medications, physical therapy, and copays that you've paid out-of-pocket. It will all be part of your claim if you're successful. But what's also important to know, is it's not just the medical expenses that you've paid up until your lawsuit ends, because your need for treatment may continue long after your lawsuit. So, also part of your claim will be for the medical expenses that you will incur down the road into the future.
So, it's important when you have a personal injury claim that your medical expenses include the past medical expenses as well as the future medical expenses.