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2 accident injuries that often require costly outpatient care

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2023 | Personal Injury |

After suffering severe injuries in a vehicle accident, you probably anticipate a hefty hospital bill. Depending on the services you receive and the length of your stay, you could end up owing tens of thousands or more in medical expenses.

Unfortunately, some accident injuries require ongoing outpatient treatment or therapy to avoid injury complications or worsening your condition. If you have suffered either of the injuries discussed below, make sure to account for possible outpatient treatments you may need.

Spinal cord injuries

These injuries can be devastating, often resulting in partial or complete paralysis. Most patients require several ongoing therapies to help with healing and mobility and to prevent the condition from causing more problems.

Examples include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Adaptive fitness training

As you might imagine, the average person cannot afford these beneficial therapies, especially after a life-altering vehicle accident.

Brain injuries

When the brain sustains severe damage, it can impact many areas of the victim’s life. For example, these injuries can interfere with emotion regulation while also causing vision, mobility or communication problems. Outpatient rehabilitative therapies like those below can help reduce many brain injury symptoms, promoting a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle.

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

Many patients with brain damage also benefit from psychiatric support to improve their overall outlook and make life happier.

It is important to remember that the costs of most outpatient therapies stand apart from those incurred during a hospital stay. To help you pay for these expensive yet necessary services, make sure to account for all possible medical expenses when filing an accident claim in Massachusetts.