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Average Medical Costs of Various Personal Injuries

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Healthcare costs are rising to astronomical rates. A trip to the Emergency Room typically costs over $1,000 even with the average insurance policy, not including any specialized treatment. Surgeries and multiple night stays in hospitals or ICU rooms drastically increases the expense that car collision victims have to pay for. According to healthcare.gov, the average three-day stay in a hospital costs $30,000. Prescription pain medication, prosthetic limbs, arm slings, and braces all increase the cost of an injury. Below are a few of the most common types of injuries that occur in traffic collisions. And, most victims suffer multiple injuries, not just one.

Fractured Arm

According to Lending Point, the average medical cost of a broken arm without surgery is $2,500. Surgery can greatly increase the expense of a fractured arm well into the five digits depending on the complexity of the fracture and how many surgeries are required to heal the injury.

Fractured Leg

According to healthcare.gov, a fractured leg can easily cost $7,500. The average cost to stay in the hospital for a broken femur was $15,000, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Again, the seriousness and type of the break have a lot to do with your medical bills. Surgery can cost well into the five digits.

Fractured Hip

Hip fractures are one of the most painful types of fractures, and take a long time to heal. Hip fractures often require surgery and sometimes a full hip replacement if the damage is severe or the patient is elderly. The average hip replacement costs nearly $30,000 according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Because traumatic brain injuries vary greatly in severity, like other types of injuries, it is difficult to put a number on the average medical cost of a traumatic brain injury. However, the total lifetime cost—lost wages included—of a serious traumatic brain injury runs between $85,000 and $3 million, according to Northwestern.

Other, Non-Medical Expenses

While comma placement within all those digits on your medical bill may seem like an error, the true cost of a serious injury can be much more than the hospital or doctor bill. Serious traffic injuries incur other costs, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, loss of joy of life, emotional suffering, travel expenses to and from treatment, future medical needs and equipment, and more. Only with the help of experienced attorney will you be able to recover enough compensation to properly cover these damages. Without legal counsel, the other party’s insurance company will undoubtedly try to get you to agree to a paltry sum. 

Contact the Experienced Ocala Personal Injury Attorneys Today for Aggressive Representation 

Whether you were injured in a car crash, hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian or cyclist, or suffered any other type of injury that was caused by another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation. More importantly, you need compensation to cover the extreme medical expenses and other costs that were unfairly thrust upon you by another’s reckless or careless behavior. To speak with the Ocala personal injury lawyers at the Glover Law Firm, call us today at 352-484-0775 to schedule a free consultation.

Resources:

news.northwestern.edu/stories/2015/12/opinion-next-avenue-brain-injury/

orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-alan-grayson-health-costs-outrageous-myword-012017-20170120-story.html

healthcare.gov/why-coverage-is-important/protection-from-high-medical-costs/

hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb146.pdf

lendingpoint.com/blog/broken-arm-or-broken-wrist-what-it-costs-and-how-to-pay-for-it/

https://www.gloverlawfirm.com/four-common-types-of-intersection-collisions-in-ocala/

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