Seek compensation and be prepared for medical expenses

| Sep 17, 2019 | personal injury

Personal injuries can range from broken bones to spinal injuries. No matter what kind of injury you suffer, the reality is that it’s going to impact your life, at least in the short-term. If you suffer a serious injury, it could take months or years to heal. In some cases, you may have to adapt your life to be able to live with a new disability.

One of the most frustrating injuries for people to deal with is an amputation. You might, for example, have been hit by a car in a way that resulted in shattered bones and damage that was so extensive that the only option was to remove a limb. While that action may have saved your life, that doesn’t make it any easier to learn to live with a disability and missing limb.

Why is it important to hold a dangerous driver accountable after a crash?

It is extremely important to hold a dangerous driver accountable, especially if you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury. The reality is that taking care of your injury is going to be expensive, even if you have medical insurance. The likelihood is that you won’t just have to pay for medical care in the immediate time after your injury. You may also have to cover the cost of physical therapy, new medications, surgeries or other treatments long into the future. A surgical amputation alone can cost between $20,000 and $60,000, just for the initial surgery.

Your attorney will talk to you about what to expect if you decide to file a personal injury case. The right approach now can make it easier to live with this injury in the future.