Treatment costs and lost wages add up for accident victims
Car accidents are traumatic in their own right, but the impact of a collision can last long after the incident in question. Certain injuries, particularly those involving the neck and spine can have long-lasting effects that impact your life, your job and your health for years to come. Securing compensation in these sorts of injury claims isn’t just about getting money for your current medical costs. It’s about understanding the total cost of these injuries throughout your life.
An experienced automobile accident attorney will look at your injuries and symptoms to help you determine what you stand to lose in the future. Here are the major long-term costs that a vehicular accident can incur:
- Medical treatment and pain management. Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints in the years following an accident. Treatments can include medication, plus physical and occupational therapy to help manage the discomfort. Insurance may cover some of these costs, but in the long-term, even the most reasonable co-pays and incidental costs can add up.
- Assisted care and home modifications. If you’re suffering paralysis or limited mobility from a spinal injury or nerve damage, you may need a visiting nurse, live-in companion or other caregiver to help you with everyday tasks. You may also need to modify your living space to accommodate your needs or move to a more accessible environment.
- Lost wages. In many cases, pain and injuries can limit your ability to work for a limited time or even indefinitely. Depending on your field of work and your ability to find an alternate career, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss of income.
- Personal well-being and emotional suffering. Persistent pain and possible disfigurement can put a strain on your disposition and your relationships with others. This emotional damage can impact your work and your life, and may entitle you to damages.
All of these costs can be cumbersome and even debilitating over years of pain and suffering. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC have extensive experience reviewing accidents and calculating the long-term financial impact of their clients’ injuries. They encourage anyone involved in a collision of any kind to contact them at their Baltimore offices for a consultation to discuss their symptoms and review their opportunities to secure compensation.