Even if you have adequate auto insurance and decent health insurance coverage, recovering from injuries sustained in a serious accident can be costly. In addition to the direct costs associated with treating the injuries, such as ambulance fees and medical bills, there are indirect costs like lost wages, which can add up quickly.
The total amount of damages that you incur following a collision will depend on a variety of factors including:
- The kinds of diagnostic tests that doctors feel necessary to perform;
- The type and amount of medication that providers prescribe;
- The duration of your hospital stay;
- The length of time it takes to recover fully and the total amount of missed work;
- The extent of any permanent injuries; and
- The scope of any homecare needs.
Fortunately, wreck victims can recover compensation for all of the above if they file a successful personal injury claim against the party liable for their injuries. If you were involved in a crash with a drunk, distracted, or drowsy driver and you want to sue the negligent motorist who was responsible, contact the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. to determine the best way to proceed.
George R. Fusner Jr. has been a practicing attorney since 1977, and he is proud to help clients recover the compensation they deserve. Call 615-251-0005 or 800-427-8960 to schedule a free case evaluation with a compassionate car wreck attorney in Nashville.
How Much Does It Cost to Treat Car Crash Injuries?
As illustrated above, a variety of factors can influence the precise cost of treating injuries. Depending on the severity of the collision and the extent of the damage, medical bills can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars or more.
Fortunately, most crashes do not result in life-threatening injuries and subsequent fatalities. According to Statistic Brain, roughly 5,400,000 non-fatal motor vehicle collisions occur in the United States annually.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 34,439 fatal car wrecks in 2016, which means approximately 0.6 percent of all collisions that year were fatal, assuming there were 5,434,439 crashes total. It is important to keep these figures in mind when reviewing the average cost of treating car accident injuries.
It costs significantly more to treat life-threatening injuries, but since more than 99 percent of all collisions are not fatal, the average bodily injury claim is fairly low and is not necessarily indicative of the average car accident settlement. For example, according to the National Safety Council, the average economic cost of sustaining a possible car crash injury in 2013 was just $13,600.
When it came to non-incapacitating injuries that same year, the average cost of sustaining one was $24,000. As for severe, incapacitating injuries, the average cost per incident in 2013 was $74,900.
If you were hurt in a crash with a reckless driver and want to ensure you include all potential damages in the personal injury settlement, turn to the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. Mr. Fusner received his law degree from the prestigious Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Call 615-251-0005 or 800-427-8960 to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate accident lawyer in Nashville. If you want to learn more about collision claims in Tennessee, visit USAttorneys.com.