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Why a Car Accident Could Cost You More than You Think

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​The idea of being in a car accident is the stuff of nightmares. Even the thought of colliding with another vehicle in a supermarket parking lot is enough to make most of us rethink our driving habits.

Sadly, you can be an incredibly diligent and cautious driver and still end up in the wrong place at the wrong time with another driver who isn’t as careful as you are.
A car accident usually means an insurance claim and several weeks or months of inconvenience whilst everything is sorted out. However, if the crash is much more serious and there’s injuries and property damage involved, a car accident that wasn’t your fault could still end up costing you. You can find a car accident lawyer (West Palm Beach) by clicking the link provided.

Here we’ll explore why a car accident could cost you more than you think.

Medical bills
Not everyone has medical insurance and even those that do may not have sufficient cover in the event of a serious accident and subsequent injuries. This means that from the moment you’re looked at by a medical professional, the cost is rising. Call out fees, pain relief, ambulance use, x-rays, medication, overnight stays, consultant fees, operations, anesthesia etc – it all very quickly adds up. Not forgetting the possible need for further treatment down the line, such as rehabilitation or physiotherapy. This is why speaking with a lawyer could benefit you. If you were in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t delay and make a call to a PI lawyer as soon as possible.

The cost of your mental health
After a traumatic experience, it’s common for our mental health to take a hit. Sleepless nights, flashbacks, anxiety, mood swings even PTSD. The cost of a car accident isn’t just one to your bank balance, it could cost your quality of life. This is another reason why it’s so important to speak with a PI lawyer as soon as possible after a collision.

You’re unable to work
If your injuries mean that you can’t work and provide for your family, then you could have even more financial pressure placed upon you. Rising bills, empty cupboards – not forgetting those extortionate medical bills. If you’re unable to earn a living then you could fall into debt just trying to make ends meet.

Whether you can work or not, you’ll still need to get around, get to the store, take the kids to school and get on with your life, however doing so without a car can cost you. If your car has been totaled, then you could be looking at the cost of a new vehicle as well as public transport costs and vehicle rental fees. Not forgetting the potential rise in your car insurance premiums!

Final thoughts…
If you’ve been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be facing financial hardship. Why you should pay for someone else’s mistake? Speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your next steps and to get your finances back on track.


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