Auto accidents have long-term ramifications, many of which you cannot really foresee. That is the biggest reason why you should sue right after an accident. An auto accident attorney has years of experience with this kind of thing and has seen what happens to people years after the accidents. If you incurred any of the following injuries from your accident, you may be entitled to future medical care compensation.
Severed Limbs, Hands, Fingers, and Toes
Any body part that is severed but reattachable will experience pain, nerve damage, and/or arthritis the rest of your life. These are debilitating conditions when they steadily grow worse. A severed and reattached foot will cause you to walk with a limp or eventually, not walk at all. A severed and reattached arm will make it very difficult to lift anything. Your lawyer, knowing what these conditions will lead to, can sue for compensation to help with treatments, physical therapy, and limb rehabilitation, plus medication, for years to come.
Head traumas result in brain damage, lower IQ, and the development of early dementia. These are major medical costs now and as you age. If the traumas leave you with minimal speech, reasoning, and mathematical abilities, you will need a caregiver's assistance the rest of your life. Your lawyer can sue for enough money to hire a caregiver to help you with all kinds of cognitive daily tasks (e.g., writing checks to pay bills, balancing a checkbook, managing money, writing letters, etc.).
Blows or Injuries to the Abdomen (Women)
Blows and injuries to the abdomen can cause major issues with fertility, conception, and one's ability to carry a child to term. If a surgeon put your abdomen back together, he/she should testify, especially if he/she feels that your uterus and ovaries may or were affected. Then your lawyer can sue for compensation that will help with fertility counseling, fertility treatments when you have a problem conceiving, and alternative methods of having or adopting children.
Injuries to Your Back
Even if your back was not broken and you did not suffer a severed spinal cord in the accident, you could have herniated discs, pinched nerves, and debilitating pain. Either way, you should be compensated for these injuries. A chiropractic exam and x-rays can reveal if you had any back deformities before the accident, and what deformities you have now as the result of the accident.