Lehigh Valley car accidents are stressful for all involved no matter the extent of the damage or severity of the injuries sustained. Depending on the severity of the injuries, victims of car accidents will have various medical expenses to pay. These expenses can pile up quickly and last quite a long time depending on the recovery time.
The very first medical expense you will incur when injured in a car accident is the fees for ambulatory service. This includes the ambulance ride from the crash scene to the hospital. It can then include an ambulance ride from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility if your injury was that severe. You might also need an ambulance ride from the hospital or rehab facility to your home.
Should your injuries require you to visit with various speciality doctors, you will incur these medical expenses as well following a car accident. Specialty doctors can include physical therapists, neurosurgeons, surgeons and many more.
If you suffered injuries that require extensive rehab or physical therapy, you will certainly need different types of medical equipment. This equipment can include crutches, oxygen tanks, heating pads, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, walking boots and various other items.
Many horrific motor vehicle accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries require extensive therapy, specifically cognitive therapy. This is a major medical expense that victims incur following car accident injuries. This expense can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars, even higher in some cases.
Many car accident victims suffer paralysis as a result of the crash. This injury, and subsequent required care, can lead victims to need in-home personnel. This is another major expense that can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. In-home care includes physical therapists, masseurs and nurses. Some in-home care comes and goes daily, while others live with the victim if necessary.
If you've suffered an injury due to Lehigh Valley car accidents, contact our firm to protect your rights and recover compensation for medical expenses.