There’s no doubt that a truck or car accident in Hollywood or your community is always devastating. It may lead to serious injuries, including head injuries, burns, fractures, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. However, in addition to the emotional and physical trauma, a traffic accident in Hollywood or your community can also be financially devastating. There may be a long-term financial impact related to your accident. Costs related to your accident can include:
1) Emergency and immediate medical costs. If you have been in a car or truck accident in Hollywood or any community, you will likely need some immediate medical attention. In fact, if you hit your head it is important to seek emergency medical help right away, even if you’re not sure whether you have sustained an injury. Some injuries do not manifest themselves right away, so getting tested for soft tissue and head injuries in Hollywood or the community where the accident took place is important. If your accident was serious, however, a trip to the emergency room as well as emergency treatment can be extremely expensive. Depending on where the accident occurred, you may have to be rushed to the hospital or even airlifted to the nearest trauma unit. You may need emergency and life-saving surgery as well as other expensive medical treatments in addition to tests and other medical procedures.
2) Property damage. Due to the size and force of commercial trucks, if you are involved in a truck crash in Hollywood or another community there is likely to be considerable damage to your vehicle. You may have to pay for extensive repairs for your car or your car may need to be replaced. In addition, any property that you may have had in the car, including electronics, work computers, cameras, cell phones, and other personal property and effects may have been damaged or destroyed by the accident.
3) Lost wages. A serious traffic accident in Hollywood or another community may take months or even years of recovery time. During this period you may not be able to return to work full time. If your injuries are serious enough, you may not be able to return to work and you may face years or even a lifetime of lost income. You will need to make up for this loss income in some manner.
4) Ongoing medical and related costs. In many cases, you may have ongoing medical costs. For example, you may need to pay for follow-up medical treatment, medicine, medical devices, and other costs. You may have to pay to have your home made accessible and you may need to pay for similar incidental expenses.
5) Transportation costs. If your car has been destroyed or damaged by the accident, you may need to pay for a rental car or you may need to pay for taxis or other forms of transportation if you’re too injured to drive. Over the months it may take you to recover, these can end up costing a substantial amount.
If you’ve been seriously injured, it is important to keep in mind that these costs will come out of your own pocket unless insurance covers most of the cost or unless you have a case that allows you to pursue compensation. If you think you may have a case, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case review to find out how much your case may be worth.