As a victim, you know first-hand that truck accident injuries can devastate your physical well-being, independence and savings. Naturally, you may expect to recover what you need for medical care through your accident claim.
Unfortunately, not all seriously injured victims obtain enough to cover all their medical needs. When filing your claim, determine if your diagnosed injuries are among the most expensive to ensure you receive fair restitution.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
These are some of the most severe and costly injuries that may occur in an accident. The average cost of treating a TBI can range from tens of thousands to millions, depending on injury severity. Victims often experience lifelong impairment and other difficulties, requiring ongoing medical support.
Spinal cord injuries
Injuries that damage the spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, loss of sensation and other disabling symptoms. The average lifetime cost of care for someone with a spinal cord injury can exceed $4 million. This amount may include treatment, rehabilitation and assistive technology.
Not only are amputations physically and emotionally devastating, but they also lead to exorbitant expenses. The cost of treatment for an amputation could approach several hundred thousand or more. Many patients also require long-term physical therapy and medical care.
The pain of burns sustained in a truck crash can be extreme, but pain relief may be the least costly treatment available. Severe or widespread burns often need attention in a dedicated burn center. Some typically expensive treatments include surgery, skin grafts and extensive physical therapy.
Speak with your medical team in-depth to determine the full scope of your injuries and recommended treatments. Take your medical evidence and story to a representative familiar with Georgia trucking accidents to help ensure you obtain fair compensation.