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Medical Bills After Accident: The Real Cost of Permanent Injury!

Medical bills for the average person have become costly in recent years. The average healthy American with basic insurance coverage through what was formerly known as the Affordable Care Act pays a high premium to simply stay healthy. Now, imagine the victim of an accident: after any type of accident in which a victim sustains lifelong pain and extensive, chronic injuries which require extended treatments and prescription drugs the monthly premiums, deductibles, and co-pays skyrocket.

Pedestrian Accident? 4 Things Victims Must Know!

Pedestrian accidents are a common cause of injuries and unfortunately, fatalities. Hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most catastrophic due to the lack of “protection” that would’ve been provided in the event of a motor vehicle accident. The victim is not surrounded by airbags or the protective steel of a car. Pedestrian accidents usually occur while a victim is crossing the street or is already in the middle of the street, and a vehicle fails to abide by the rules of the road, heed speed limits, or stop completely when necessary.

A Closer Look At Physical Pain After Accident

Post-accident pain is no laughing matter. Often, though, victims of serious accidents such as motor vehicle and motorcycle collisions will attempt to hide their pain hoping it might go away or lessen in time–due to the fear of not being believed and properly compensated for the amount of pain they’ve endured. Most times, however, it doesn’t lessen with time, nor does it completely resolve. This is another reason (as we previously discussed in The Top 5 Reasons Accident Victims Need a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney why accident victims must act quickly to retain a board certified civil trial attorney. Attempting to fight the insurance company alone, while in severe physical pain, should never be an option to consider.

The Mental Anguish of Disfigurement After Accident


After a life-altering accident many victims fall prey to the depression and mental anguish that accompanies their injuries. When an injured victim undergoes physical changes due to an accident for which they were not at-fault, the mental pain they must endure throughout their recovery, and often for the rest of their lives, cannot have a dollar amount placed upon it. However, they are entitled to compensation regardless, and should receive the maximum amount allowed by law.