Even when wearing a helmet, motorcycle accident injuries are often devastating. Depending on how you were hurt, you could be looking at surgery to deal with compound bone fractures, knee replacement, spinal cord fusions, or even procedures to relieve pressure on the brain. That can put accident survivors in an extremely difficult financial situation, especially when time is needed away from work to recover.
Covering Surgical Costs After a Serious Motorcycle Collision
It goes without saying that any of these surgeries could be extremely costly, and potentially cause financial ruin even for motorcycle accident victims who have insurance. Besides the cost of the actual procedure, which will be substantial, you can expect additional expenses.
Expenses to Expect After a Motorcycle Wreck
- Follow-up doctor visits
- Medications prescribed by your doctor
- Out-of-pocket costs if you have to travel for the surgery
- Rehabilitation services after the surgery, such as physical or occupational therapy
Here's the good news: you have a legal right to pursue compensation for these costs. That could come from an insurance company, a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for the motorcycle accident, or both. In situations where negligent behavior directly caused the collision, an attorney can assist by investigating the accident and identifying the best source for recovering your medical costs.
While even a single surgery can lead to devastating medical bills all on its own, that isn’t the only cost you need to consider after a motorcycle crash. It’s important that all of your expenses are sufficiently covered by any compensation. With a qualified motorcycle accident attorney by your side, you can also potentially recover other damages.
Possible Damages You Can Recover With the Help of an Attorney
- Lost income during the time your doctor ordered you to stay home from work
- Lost earning capacity if you develop a permanent disability from the motorcycle crash
- Property damage to your motorcycle
- Non-economic damages covering physical pain, mental trauma, and emotional suffering
Talk to a Trusted Personal Injury Attorney if You’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident
When you’ve been seriously hurt while riding your motorcycle, the last thing you should be worried about is paying bills and figuring out how to cover huge medical costs. Find out how a lawyer can help by using our online contact form or calling the Heslin Law Firm directly to schedule an appointment at 215-332-0300.