A car accident is a traumatizing experience. After a motor vehicle accident, medical bills and auto repairs add up over time. Even the smallest fender bender can cost you in ways you haven’t considered.
The Overwhelming Costs of a Car Accident
In Texas, the total cost of traffic crash deaths in 2018 was $5.70 billion, according to the most recent data compiled by the CDC. Unfortunately, these costs don’t take into consideration the other traffic crashes that fortunately don’t involve a fatality. Here are the costs you’re potentially facing should you get into a car wreck.
Depending on the severity of your crash, auto repairs could cost you thousands. For example, the standard cost to repaint your vehicle can range between $1,000 and $4,500. You may require other repairs, including bumper repair, dent repair and windshield replacements, each costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand.
For many accidents, medical bills make up the majority of the costs associated with a car accident. For example, if you suffer injuries that result in a hospital stay, the average cost of a 3-day stay is around $30,000. If you require an ambulance, you can expect to pay a fee for pick-up between $500 and $1,000 and $10 to $30 for every mile required to the nearest hospital.
Other medical costs include surgical intervention, physical therapy, follow-up care and other treatment needs.
Lost Productivity & Work
One of the costs that often goes unnoticed is your inability to work and provide for your family. After an accident, you’ll require ample time to rest and recover from your injuries. This means you’ll need to stay home from work for an extended period of time. Even when you return to work, you may need to take time off for follow-up appointments.
Insurance Not Offering Enough to Cover Your Bills?
Sometimes, your insurance may not offer enough compensation to cover all of these bills. For full compensation for your injuries, repairs and more, we recommend reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Reach Out to Fell Law Firm Today
Have you suffered a car accident? The experienced legal team at Fell Law Firm can help. To learn more about your rights or to speak with an attorney, give us a call at 972-450-1418
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