It can be very traumatic and painful to be involved in a serious trucking collision. Fractures, whiplash, paralysis, amputation, and other severe injuries can result from these collisions, and they frequently do. Your attention may be primarily on the pain and the emergency medical care in the moments following the collision. You will soon understand, though, that car accidents are not only a health issue—they are also a financial burden. If you suffered severe injuries in a Florida truck accident, your recovery may present significant financial and health challenges.
Many people who have been injured underestimate the accident’s likely overall costs. If you have sustained serious injuries, you should prepare to pay for a range of costs, such as emergency medical care, hospital stays, specialist visits, medical imaging and other diagnostic tests, medications, and medical supplies like crutches or braces. As well as lost wages, future medical costs, the cost of replacing or repairing a car, and numerous other expenses.
Over the course of a lifetime, a permanent injury could easily end up costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Even injuries like fractures or whiplash, which usually heal completely, can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars because you’ll need to cover the costs of incidental expenses like lost wages, car repairs, doctor visits, and other incidentals.
When someone sustains a serious injury, many people assume that their insurance company will cover the costs. Drivers pay their insurance premiums for a reason, after all. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance companies undervalue claims, leaving patients with severe injuries and no way to cover all of their costs. Don’t take a chance with this. Instead, contact a Florida car accident attorney today to determine if you have a legal claim or other compensation options following an injury.
James Piccolino Law, P.A. can combine his unique medical knowledge from years of practicing chiropractic medicine with the legal knowledge to help you seek justice. Visit James Piccolino Law online to request a consultation.