Losing your balance can mean a serious injury. People can hit their heads and suffer a brain injury or twist themselves the wrong way and hurt their spine when they fall.
If you break an arm or a leg, you may feel fortunate to have an injury that will respond quickly and completely to modern medical care. Unfortunately, even if your broken bone heals completely, your injury will likely cost you thousands of dollars.
How does a broken bone result in so much personal expense?
Trauma care isn’t cheap
Especially if you receive ambulance transportation to the hospital and emergency care, you can expect the cost to diagnose and set the bone to be hundreds if not thousands of dollars. If the bone requires surgery, those medical costs will be even higher.
Beyond the cost to set the bone and give you immediate care after the crash, there will also be the need for rehabilitation support and physical therapy when you remove the cast. You will need help to regain lost strength and range of motion.
You will lose out on weeks of wages
Unless you have a job that you can perform with only one arm or while sitting, a broken arm or leg could very well mean an extended leave of absence from your job.
The average bone takes between six and eight weeks to heal, and then there is the rehabilitation process to consider after that. You might miss out on several months of wages, which means financial setbacks for you and your loved ones.
If you file a premises liability insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit when there isn’t insurance, you can hold the property owner responsible for the impact their dangerous facilities have had on your life. Quantifying the likely costs of a seemingly moderate injury can inspire people to look into premises liability claims for their costs.