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How Much Do Serious Injuries Really Cost?: Part One

If you have been injured in a car accident in Homestead or in any incident in Florida, you will need to decide how much your injuries will cost. You will need to evaluate insurance or settlement offers, and that’s difficult to do that unless you know how what the total costs of your injuries will be. If an insurance carrier is offering you $10, 000 will that cover all your medical treatment, lost income, and car repairs?

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The problem is that many injured Homestead and Florida residents end up underestimating their injury costs and accepting insurance money that does not cover their long-term expenses. In this situation, the injured person may run out of money. This can be incredibly stressful and even harmful to the patient’s health – especially if they can no longer pay for the medical treatment they need.

Adding up Injury Costs

If you have been seriously injured, your total costs may include:

  • Hospital stays. A hospital stay can end up costing tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the services you need. Even simple diagnostic test can end up costing thousands of dollars.
  • Surgery costs. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury or other serious injury and acquire surgical intervention, these procedures can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars, not including visits to specialists and follow-up care.
  • At-home care. If you sustained a spinal cord injury, head injury, or other serious injury you may require the services of an assisted-living facility or caregiver at home.
  • Medical services. You may need to visit specialists, get rehabilitation, seek therapy, or pursue other medical services. If you have sustained serious burns, for example, you may need skin grafts and other surgical procedures as well as additional medical services. These can end up costing many tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Medical devices. Do you require crutches, wheelchairs, neck braces, or prosthetics as a result of your injury? These devices can be expensive. If your injuries are permanent, you may need to pay to have your devices periodically replaced. For example, if you’ve suffered an amputation you will need to keep replacing your prosthetics for the rest of your life. You may need several different types for sports, recreation, and every day use. As the technology gets more advanced and as inflation increase prices, you can expect that future prosthetics will cost more than the ones you get today.
  • Medication. You may require medication or even a lifetime of medication if you’ve suffered a permanent injury and will face chronic pain as a result of your condition.

Have you been seriously injured in a car accident or other incident? These are just some of the costs that you may be facing. It is not unusual for someone who is in the prime of their life to find that a serious, permanent injury ends up costing hundreds of thousands or even in excess of one million dollars over a lifetime in medical costs, lost wages, and additional expenses.

The Florida and Hollywood injury attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that you shouldn’t have to pay for these costs alone if someone else was responsible for your injuries. You can always contact our South Florida law firm to arrange for a free, no obligation case review to discuss the facts of your potential case.