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Being involved in an accident can have far more consequences than hospital visits and car repair bills. Even if you eventually return to a normal life after an accident, there could be a few lingering effects of the injuries that could cost you as the years go by. Before dismissing legal issues or accepting settlement amounts, consider a few major life costs that could change how well you survive financially after injury.
Is Your Job Affected?
If you've been unable to work due to an injury, returning to work can be a challenge. Catching up with tasks, getting back into a routine and finding out how to recover your lost wages can make your recovery time take even longer. Unfortunately, there are a few other issues than you need to worry about.
As you return to the old routine, pay careful attention to the way you work. After a few weeks, does work seem harder than usual? Do you have to deal with unusual pain or stiffness, or are you unable to focus as you once did?
It's understandable that an injury's side-effects may linger for weeks or even months after an injury. If the accident wasn't your fault, it certainly makes sense to demand compensation for your existing medical bills. The confusing part comes from problem that continue years after the accident and new problems that seem to be related.
A broken leg can continue to be a weak point that could lead to a slip and fall or loss of balance in the future. With a broken arm, weakness and loss of dexterity may cause you to drop merchandise, lose grip of equipment or lose control of safety mechanisms. Injuries can also have a psychological impact that may affect your ability to stay focused on the task at hand.
If you believe that your ability to maintain a job, be promoted or keep a job at all has been affected, contact an accident lawyer like Attorney Robert H. Astor and get an accurate report from your employer, co-workers and clientele.
Pain Management's Gradual Costs
As you deal with the pain, you need to understand that even small costs can add up to major losses at the end of the year. Consider a bottle of pain relief medicine. A box of 6 or 90 pills that last for 2 to 6 hours can cost around $4 to $12. You may try different types of medication at different costs, which can have an effect on your body if not managed properly.
To get an expert analysis of your pain and a prescription medication option, you'll need to visit a doctor. Whether you're getting manageable doctor's fees due to insurance or higher costs without insurance, the costs can creep up on you over time.
If the new pain and costs are permanent, is it really fair for you to accept a cash settlement that will eventually run out? If not, contact an accident lawyer to begin planning a settlement negotiation that suits your needs.