How Costly is Medical Treatment After a Florida Car Accident?Tampa Bay Legal News
Car accidents can result in minor to catastrophic and fatal injuries for those who are involved. In some cases, emergency medical treatment is needed so victims will be immediately rushed to the hospital. In other situations, while it is still important to see a medical professional to have injuries evaluated, victims may not require quick action on the part of first responders to get them medical care.
Receiving medical treatment can be very costly no matter if you were treated in the emergency room when a crash happened or if you are on a treatment plan soon after a crash took place. How expensive the medical bills can be will depend on the details of the accident and the extent of the injuries. Every accident is different.
After a car accident in Florida, the Tampa car accident attorneys at Fulgencio Law can assist you, answering all of your questions and helping you file a claim for compensation.
The Cost of Medical Treatment After a Car Accident
Some of the most common medical expenses a victim may sustain after a car accident that produces injuries include
- Ambulance transportation to the hospital
- The victim’s stay in the hospital
- Medical procedures performed on the victim
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Physical, rehabilitative, and occupational therapies
- Chiropractic care
- Assistive devices
- Followup doctor appointments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2019, car accidents cost American society $340 billion. For a single car accident that produces injuries the NHTSA estimates that on average, a victim will face around $15,000 for medical treatment. However, this number can rise significantly if the injuries suffered are catastrophic.
Severe injuries like paralysis, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and disfiguring injuries can be extremely expensive. The need for long-term medical interventions, surgery, medication, and care can add up to a considerable sum.
Florida’s no-fault insurance system means that when a car accident happens, you will use your own insurance to help pay some of your medical bills. Your personal injury protection coverage will pay a portion of your medical expenses. Your PIP coverage generally will pay for 80% of your medical bills or to a maximum of $10,000.
If you suffered substantial injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that caused your car accident and injuries. The money you get in a settlement can be used to also help pay for your medical bills. Should the individual who caused your accident not carry insurance, then if you have UM/UIM or uninsured motorist coverage, you can use this to recover your damages.
Speak to Fulgencio Law Today
Medical expenses from a car accident can add up quickly and be very costly. It is important to have sufficient insurance coverage to help pay for medical expenses after a crash. However, an attorney can help you navigate the complicated personal injury claims process and get the full amount of compensation you need for your medical treatment and other damages.
For more information on what to do after you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, please call an experienced Florida personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law today to schedule a free consultation at (813) 463-0123.