Are you a motorcyclist? Before you take your next ride, click here to learn more about the cost of treatment options you could require following an accident.

What will the cost of rehabilitation be following a motorcycle accident?

 

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Rehab after motorcycle crashFor many motorcycle accident victims, the first thought that comes to mind after suffering an injury isn’t, “How can I sue for compensation?” Nor should it be. Your first and foremost concern should be, “How can I recover from my injuries?” At the Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC, we want to make sure that you have the answers you need.

Estimated Cost of Treatment

The most important thing to remember after a motorcycle accident is that you need to be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible. The degree of your injuries doesn’t matter. Whether you have a few cuts and bruises or you can’t feel your legs, a physician needs to check for internal injuries as well as diagnose and record outward trauma. Depending on the diagnosis, you may need a variety of treatments.

Obviously, minor injuries can be treated with simple bandaging, but anything beyond a superficial cut can require expensive tests, imaging, and rehabilitation. Some of these common treatment options for motorcycle injuries—and their estimated cost—include:

  • Ambulance transportation. When injuries are severe enough that they prevent you from driving yourself, an ambulance may be required to transport you to the hospital. The average ambulance ride costs $164 per mile and can quickly surpass the $2,000 mark in less than ten minutes.
  • MRIs, Ultrasounds, and X-rays. These imaging processes are used to search for internal injuries and can cost anywhere from $300 to $3,500.
  • Non-surgical costs. Treatment for injuries that don’t require surgery, such as minor sprains, lacerations, broken bones, and burns can consist of casting, bandaging, and skin grafting. These costs can typically vary anywhere from $200 to $5,000 for the initial visit and follow-up appointments. 
  • Surgical costs. When a broken bone or internal injury requires surgery, your bank account will take a hit. The average cost of surgery to fix a broken leg ranges from $17,000 to $35,000 in total. However, more complicated surgeries, such as brain or spinal cord surgeries could set you back anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000, not including physical therapy expenses.
  • Physical therapy (PT) and rehabilitation. PT for strained, torn, or tight muscles can cost a minimum of $150 to $350 per visit. However, more extensive PT and rehab that require intensive therapy sessions for learning how to control muscles and limbs or how to walk using prostheses can range from $200 to $1,000 an hour.

Compensation to Cover Your Medical Expenses

Whether you have full insurance coverage or no insurance, if a negligent driver caused your motorcycle accident injuries, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Once your treatment is underway, contact our office to schedule your FREE claim consultation; we’ll even provide the convenient option of coming to you. During the case review, we’ll help you understand the claim procedure, and how you may be able to defer your medical bills until a settlement is reached.

We want to make sure that your health and future get the attention and justice they deserve. Call or fill out the contact information form provided to see how we can help you.