Have you been hurt in a car accident caused by another party? If, you may be able to recover damages such as medical expenses. Previous medical expenses often present a simple concern because they entail money you have spent because of medical care required for your injuries. But, a lot of accidents lead to injuries that will require long-term care. In this case, you must prove both previous and future medical expenses. This is where car accident lawyers can be of help to you.
Any of the following injuries may require extensive medical care and treatment. And since treatment can be long-term, you could rack up high medical debt because of unpaid bills until you recover from these injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
These injuries can range from mild to serious. They can lead to concussion, coma, or brain death. The more serious your injury is, the higher your medical bills will be. A mild concussion may require just minor treatment and leave you dealing with manageable bills including ambulance transportation, hospital stay, and follow-up appointments. But, these expenses are still not cheap. Meanwhile, more serious brain injuries may require expensive surgery, life support, and long-term therapy that can result in medical thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Spinal Cord Injuries
These injuries require expensive treatment, depending on how serious the damage is. You may only need a wheelchair, brace, or crutches to move around or go through surgery or get expensive injections. Also, injuries to the spine usually require physical therapy because you may have to relearn to walk after the accident took place.
Usually, injuries that require surgery are more expensive than those that do not. For instance, fixing a broken bone often requires the use of a cast for setting the bone in place and letting it heal properly. But, surgery may be sometimes required to make sure the body heals properly in the correct position. Also, you may be recommended to get physical therapy for your recovery. The costs for both surgery and physical therapy can be significant.
These injuries are expensive and may take a while to determine the origin of the problem. They may require the sufferer to get X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and other costly examinations before they undergo a surgical procedure to fix the damage. Should complications arise during the surgery, the costs will increase from there. Internal injuries can be life-threatening when not addressed immediately.
Because of the significant costs associated with treating the injuries mentioned above, it only makes sense for you to seek compensation for them. A skilled attorney can help you collect all the necessary documents and evidence that can help support your injury claim.