The pain probably started immediately after your car crash, and it might continue for some time, even with treatment. A broken bone can leave you struggling with multiple medical bills and with a significant amount of lost income. What happens to you next depends on the actions you take after your crash.
Any Bone Can Break in a Car Crash
Every car crash is different. However, after an accident, you may suffer one or more of the following types of broken bones:
Some of these breaks may be complicated or severe. You may require one or more surgeries, have limited mobility, and never completely heal in some cases. If another driver caused your broken bone injury, you deserve to make a fair recovery for all of your accident-related expenses.
The True Cost of Broken Bone Injuries
A broken bone may cost you past, current, and future:
- Medical expenses. Your medical costs may include hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ visits, medications, physical therapy, and assistive devices such as wheelchairs or crutches.
- Lost income. You may be unable to do your job because of your injury. All of your wages, bonuses, benefits, raises, and income from self-employment should be part of your recovery.
- Pain and suffering. You may miss out on special events and activities of daily living, and you may be in significant pain. Your physical pain and emotional suffering may be a considerable part of your legal compensation.
- Out-of-pocket costs. Property damage, childcare costs, help around the house, transportation costs, and any other expenses related to your accident may also be included in your recovery.
All of these damages should be part of your fair car accident recovery. However, the insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible for your injuries.
Our experienced Kansas City car accident lawyers will make sure that costly mistakes are avoided in your case, and we will fight to protect your rights. Contact us now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about how we can help you after a Kansas or Missouri car accident broken bone injury.