Being in a trucking collision in South Florida can result in a lot of pain. Whether you have suffered a fracture, head injury, or a serious back injury, you could be facing weeks, months, or even a lifetime of serious pain, medical treatments, and more.
Physical pain may not be the only type of pain you’re feeling, though. Many people also experience financial distress and financial pain after a trucking collision. This is because in addition to the upset and physical suffering you may experience, being seriously injured in a roadway crash can also result in a number of unexpected medical expenses and other costs.
For example, after a trucking collision, you may have to pay for:
- Braces, crutches, wheelchairs, and other medical devices
- Hospital stays
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Follow-up treatments
- Medical testing
- Visits with specialists
- Taxis to attend those visits with specialists
- Dental surgery or dental care
- Visits to the eye doctor to replace eyeglasses
- Property damage
- Bills from the mechanic or car repair shop
- At-home care or assisted living facility care
- Small incidental costs, like the cost of a temporary ramp for your home if you are in a wheelchair
All of these costs will likely occur at a time when you are earning less because you are unable to work. If you’re unable to work you may be facing thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in lost income. Even if you have insurance or coverage at work for injuries or disability, it is likely that the amount you’re getting is a fraction of what you would make if you were earning a full income.
If your injuries are permanent, you may be facing even more distress. You may not be able to return to work and you may have to pay for medical insurance by yourself in addition to paying for all of the medical costs related to a permanent injury. A serious, permanent injury can cost more than $100,000 in medical care alone. For example, someone who suffered a severe spinal cord injury or brain injury may have to pay $100,000 or more in surgeries, hospital stays, and other medical costs in just the first year of treatment. In addition to that figure, they may have to pay even more for at-home care, assisted living facilities, or other forms of care for the remainder of their life. This can easily add up to millions of dollars.
How will you pay for these costs if you are seriously injured? If you have medical coverage and car insurance coverage, some of your costs may be covered. But what happens to the rest of the cost? The rest of your expenses may come out of your pocket unless you have a legal claim. To find a whether you have a legal claim, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney to find out what your legal options may be.
All it takes is one call to Flaxman Law Group if you have been injured. Will handle the rest. We can help advise you whether you have a legal claim and we can file all the paperwork for you. We can negotiate with your insurance carrier, help find you medical care or a mechanic, and even find a rental car. We understand that after a roadway accident, confusion and stress are commonplace. That’s why our team does everything possible to make the process a little easier for you. Your initial consultation with us is always free of charge and comes with no commitment, so do not hesitate to contact our full-service law firm today if you have been injured in South Florida.