Illinois residents like you who get involved in a crash may be suffering from financial repercussions for months or even years afterward. Today, we at Callis Papa & Szewczyk, PC, will take a look at some of the reasons for these extended financial impacts.
First of all, there are the immediate expenses of a crash. This typically includes things like the cost of ambulance rides, emergency room visits, and stays in the hospital. It can also include medical treatment that must be done on the spot like surgery or the administration of medications, x-rays, or tests. There is also the cost of damages done to the vehicle. In some cases, you may be facing damages worth thousands of dollars. Your car may even be totaled.
Then, there are the longer term impacts. This can include the cost of physical or mental therapy, which may be necessary because of the damage you suffered from and the emotional and mental trauma that crashes can cause.
There is also the issue of lost wages. While you are recovering from your crash, it is possible that you will have to take an extended leave from work. In most cases, if your leave extends over a certain amount of time, you won’t be receiving enough pay to meet your living expenses.
Have you been involved in a crash that has cost you in more ways than you could have ever imagined? If so, follow the link to view more information on how you can pursue damages in the aftermath of a crash.