Other Risks of Auto Accidents in Fort Lauderdale Besides Injuries
In 2020, Broward county, which Fort Lauderdale is a part of, witnessed 12,997 injury crashes. From such numbers, one can understand why, to many people, one of the most obvious risks of auto accidents is physical injuries. Nevertheless, there are several other risks of auto accidents you need to know about.
Below are four risks of auto accidents in Fort Lauderdale besides injuries.
Financial Hardships and/or Bankruptcy
You risk facing severe financial hardships after an auto accident. Unfortunately, even if auto accident victims are entitled to compensation, not everyone who sues an at-fault party receives a fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Also, not everyone receives fair compensation even from their own insurance company. If you don’t get enough compensation after an auto accident, you might find it hard to cover your medical expenses, and other losses.
Catering for medical expenses and other losses is bound to drain you financially. The cost of treating your injury could be too high, and, if that is the case, you could suffer a financial crisis that leads you to file for bankruptcy. If you stop receiving your wages because of taking time off work, you might be forced to dig into your savings to cater for medical bills. Once savings are exhausted, and you have nowhere to turn, you might end up choosing bankruptcy as your solution.
An auto accident can put a strain on your relationship with the people around you. After getting involved in a car accident, some people in your life might become connected to the incident. The stress of a car accident can be very severe to the extent of jeopardizing your relationship with such people. In some instances, closeness and love turn into obligation and resentment.
Inability To Work and Earn a Living and/or Career Problems
A car accident may not only make you lose your ability to work and earn an income, but might also make you lose the chance to progress in your career. Imagine putting in all your effort in a job to ensure you survive financially, and progress in your career, only for an accident to upend that. Such an occurrence is bound to devastate anyone.
Mental Health Challenges
After an auto accident, victims risk suffering from several mental health issues on top of sustaining physical injuries. One common psychological challenge many victims end up suffering from is PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder causes people to keep getting intrusive thoughts about an accident. This can affect your daily life. Dealing with PTSD and other mental challenges daily can be extremely difficult.
Contact Us for Help Today
If you have been involved in an auto accident with a negligent driver, and have suffered losses, contact a qualified attorney immediately. Reach out to the experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm to receive help obtaining compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. We are committed to ensuring qualifying victims who file personal injury lawsuits receive the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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