A car accident can be a life-altering event, with serious physical, psychological, and emotional repercussions. As if that weren’t bad enough, many people who have survived a car crash also have to worry about the financial impact the accident will have on their lives. Typically, this takes the form of medical bills that can completely derail their financial plans and throw their future into question.
How much you have to pay out of pocket will largely come down to insurance coverage, both yours and that of the other people involved in the accident.
Some of the common medical costs associated with car accidents can include:
If you’ve been in a car crash and are concerned about the medical expenses that will be associated with it, keep in mind that your recovery and your health should be your top priority. Don’t allow anxiety over money to pressure you into making unwise decisions about your health.
You may be tempted to decline care following a car accident, especially if you have what seem to be only minor injuries. The truth is, however, that you could have a serious injury that is not readily apparent. A simple bump on the head could actually be a concussion that, if ignored and left untreated, can lead to very serious outcomes that can be with you for the rest of your life. In other words, the short-term savings you get by declining care can end up costing you hugely in the long run, both financially and in terms of quality of life.
Medical bills are an unfortunate and inevitable part of being in a car accident. Don’t let them dictate the choices you make about the care you receive. An experienced and highly skilled personal injury attorney can help you determine liability and secure a legal settlement that will cover the cost of your care. Call Duncan Firm today to get more information about how we can help you recover, legally, financially, and otherwise, from a car accident.