According to the CDC Americans spent more than 1 million days in the hospital each year as a result of a car crash. Out of the 2.5 million people that go to the emergency room each year from car crash-related injuries, almost 200,000 of them end up admitted as a result of their injury. According to the same report by the CDC, an emergency room visit related to a car crash on average costs about $3,300. Furthermore, once someone’s injuries are serious enough to get them hospitalized, the cost of the car-related injury on average is $57,000 over the injured party’s lifetime.
Medical Bills related to car accidents can be medically serious and financially straining. When you or your loved one has just been injured in a car accident worrying about how you are going to pay the medical bills is an added stress you do not need. However, you may not need to be stuck with huge medical bills.
In New York, those injured in car accidents may have a needed lifeline for medical bills. New York is a “no-fault state,” meaning that those who are insured are usually reimbursed up to $50,000 costs related to bodily injuries, up to $50,000. The no-fault benefits are paid whether or not the person injured was the passenger, driver or someone struck by the vehicle. The benefit can cover medical bills, lost wages, prescription drugs and other costs related to the accident. However, the benefits must be filed within 30 days of the accident.
With the average car crash-related injury reaching over $50,000 in a lifetime, the cost related to a car crash injury may far exceed the no-fault benefits. Those injured in a car accident may be able to recover additional money as a result of their injury.
If you or someone you love was injured as a result of a car accident you may be able to receive additional money to cover costs related to your injuries. For more information contact the attorneys at Greenberg Law P.C. today. Get the compensation you deserve with a compassionate, committed, and capable team of trial attorneys fighting to win your case.