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What are the medical costs of getting into a car accident?

On behalf of Restovich Braun & Associates posted in car accidents on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Car accidents cause injuries, sometimes serious injuries, to your brain, spine, joints and bones. There are types of damages that you can claim if you decide to file an injury lawsuit if you have suffered from car accident injuries. There will be medical bills, lost wages and diminished employment opportunities. Pain and suffering is another area that can be claimed in a lawsuit along with something called "loss of consortium," which translates as a loss of affection. An attorney can guide you through the intricacies of filing a lawsuit.

Medical expenses are going to be expensive and will be a major part of your lawsuit. Some injuries don't show their effects until weeks later, so getting a thorough medical examination is very important. There are several different aspects of health care-related bills and they are:

  • Ambulance costs
  • Physical or cognitive therapy if there is a brain injury
  • Consultation fees that are charged by health care professionals
  • Different medical devices like crutches, wheel chairs and heating pads
  • Permanent disability
  • In-home services

Your medical professional can help you determine exactly what you need and when you need it. The costs can be calculated by an experienced attorney who has done this type of thing many times before. If it happens that you lost a loved one in an automobile accident, there can be a wrongful death suit filed and the medical costs that accompany the treatment between the time of the accident and the time of death.

Knowing when to call in an attorney is crucial. This person can give you all your options and will deal with the insurance company and also handle any lawsuit for you if you decide to go this way. Of course, your attorney will do his or her best to ensure that you get a fair settlement without going to court, but this individual will be ready and willing to go to court if necessary.

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