Car accidents happen to almost everyone, even the safest and most responsible drivers. A single crash can be a devastating and traumatic experience. The aftermath can be worse in many cases and result in a heap of medical expenses and other costs.
In many cases, these costs come as a shock. Without an experienced car accident attorney on your side, you could end up paying out of your own pocket. That's why it's important to know what to expect after your crash and how you can take action.
How much will it cost to recover from my injuries?
The medical costs associated with your crash depends on the severity of your injuries, the amount of care need to recover, and the type of medical procedures needed. An injury as minor as whiplash, for example, may require minimal medical care from your doctor and taking time off from work and daily activities.
More procedures and longer-term care will be needed for serious bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, soft tissue injuries, and facial injuries. This may include:
- Emergency medical care
- Prescription medication for pain and inflammation
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Mental health therapy (if the crash resulted in mental and emotional trauma)
- Other expenses related to future and ongoing medical treatment
Will there be wage loss and a possible career change?
You will likely need to take time off from work while recovering from a crash-related injury, sometimes for several months or years. If you don't have a source of income, it can be difficult to afford to pay your medical bills and make ends meet.
If you return to work after sustaining a severe, life-long injury, you may never be able to perform the same duties you once did. This may mean a change in your position or even career. Your employer may put you in a work position with lower pay than what you earned before your crash. If you're forced to change your career, you may have to learn new skills or undergo training, which can sometimes cost thousands of dollars.
How much does it cost to hire a car accident attorney?
If you hire an attorney at Braukmann Law, PLLC, it will cost you nothing unless we win your case. Hiring an attorney will maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation you're entitled to, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and possibly punitive damages.
If you were hurt in a crash, our legal team can tally up all damages associated with your crash and put an accurate value on your claim. There is no need to worry about the at-fault driver's insurance company. We know how to handle them and urge them to do the right thing.
Our law office is located in Billings, Montana and our consultations are free of charge. Contact us online or call us at (406) 606-1650 to find out how we can help you.