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Do You Understand the Full Costs of A Car Crash Injury?

Nichol & Associates, Attorneys at Law Oct. 18, 2021

When you crash at speed, you can consider yourself lucky to escape with your life. Yet, sometimes the collision can leave you with catastrophic injuries that leave you thinking it may have been easier to be killed outright.

The prospects of life ever returning to something approaching normal may seem distant. Yet, you only have to look at others who have suffered devastating injuries to know there is light ahead. Getting adequate compensation will be crucial to your progress.

Vehicle Collisions Can Have Massive Financial Consequences

Here are a few things you will need to secure money to pay for:

  • Treatment: You may need extensive surgery and spend many nights in hospital.

  • Drugs: The pain may be unbearable without strong painkillers. You may need to take these for years. You may also need antibiotics and other medication to keep infection at bay.

  • Rehabilitation: Rebuilding your life will be a gradual process. You may need to retrain your body to walk and more. All this requires expert help.

  • Prosthetics: If you lose a limb, you probably want to replace it. Prosthetics have come a long way, yet the good ones do not come cheap.

  • Help: Think about all the tasks you do alone, and consider how you will manage if you cannot do them. Often the only solution is to have hired help, perhaps for the rest of your life.

  • Ability to earn: Any major injury will leave you unable to work. While you may be able to work again someday, your injuries may limit your options and significantly reduce your income.

The other party’s insurer knows how much your injuries could end up costing. That is why they may offer you an early settlement to reduce their costs. Having help to get the full compensation you are entitled to will be crucial to rebuilding a life worth living.