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The financial fallout of Florida car accident injuries

People fear car accidents and wisely so. Not only could a victim be stuck with expensive repairs or increased insurance rates, They could also empty their bank accounts trying to pay for necessary medical treatment. In spite of the potential costs, we have seen many accident victims pass on the possibility of seeking a legal remedy after a car accident.

Why do victims choose not to act? Sometimes, it is because of a deep desire to avoid additional conflict. These victims often want the entire situation to disappear. Other times, injured parties don't think they can afford to pursue a legal solution. Whatever the reason for inaction, a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addressing the costs of medical care for car accident victims may change a lot of minds about seeking legal help.

Key CDC findings:

  • The average car accident-related emergency room visit costs approximately $3,300.
  • The average car accident-related hospitalization costs approximately $57,000
  • At 75 percent, most car accident medical costs occur within 18 months of the accident

What does this mean?

It means that your car accident may cost more in the long-term than you may think. Often, injuries do not manifest right away or worsen over time, resulting in increased medical expenses. Therefore, while you may initially think you can handle your expenses out-of-pocket, there is a possibility that these costs could overwhelm you financially.

The main takeaway:

It is unwise to dismiss a personal injury claim or other legal solution out of hand. A better course of action is to look at your situation realistically and consider all possible methods of acquiring financial compensation. Please visit our personal injury website if you would like to learn more about the legal side of Florida car accidents.

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