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How Much Does an Injury Cost?

February 8, 2021

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Injuries suffered in a car accident, slip and fall, or another serious accident can lead to mounting medical bills and other expenses. If you have been injured, a Columbus personal injury attorney could assist you with pursuing an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit against the at-fault person. 

When a person’s carelessness or recklessness leads to an accident, serious injuries can result. These injuries, which may include traumatic brain and head injuries, soft tissue injuries, cuts and bruises, bone fractures, and internal injuries, can lead to the need for extensive medical procedures and treatment. With the high cost of medical treatment today, accident victims often find their medical bills mounting up and with no end in sight. Furthermore, some medical insurance providers do not cover certain types of treatment that the accident victim might need in order to get better. 

If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from another person’s negligence, a Columbus personal injury lawyer at The Jones Firm could assist you with filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit seeking the compensation and damages that you deserve. Our legal team will zealously fight for your right to economic recovery for the injuries you suffered in your accident. 

The Costs Associated with Personal Injuries

There are many costs that are associated with personal injuries, and the costs each victim incurs can vary widely. For example, medical expenses often depend on the nature and extent of the injury, the seriousness of the injury (and whether it is temporary or permanent), and the type of medical care that is necessary to treat the injury. 

In addition to mounting medical costs and expenses, accident victims may need to take time away from their jobs following an accident, resulting in lost earnings. Accident victims may incur out-of-pocket costs, including prescription medication mileage, need for extra assistance at home or with childcare, and more. 

However, not all of the costs of an injury can be quantified in dollars and cents. Some accident victims incur a significant amount of pain and suffering, as well as inconvenience, because of the accident and their injuries. Other accident victims may no longer be able to enjoy the recreational or social activities that they once enjoyed due to their injuries. Finally, some individuals suffer emotional distress or mental anguish, including possible post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a result of the accident and their injuries. 

Although no amount of monetary compensation can truly compensate an accident victim for severe injuries and their effects – such as the inability to use a body part – it can bring about a sense of justice and closure for the accident victim. Without the stress of financial responsibility for your injury, you can move forward and focus on your physical recovery. 

Talk to a Columbus Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from another person’s carelessness or recklessness, The Jones Firm is ready to assist you with filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault person or entity. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus personal injury lawyer, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today for more information about how we could help you.