Lake Charles
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What are the hidden costs of an accident?

Louisiana residents who suffer from debilitating injuries due to a car accident may be wondering what their options are, or what step they should take next. At Lee M Schwalben MD JD LLC, we provide you with answers to these pressing questions and help you get back to living your life.

First of all, your expenses most likely won't end after the initial hospital stay or having to deal with car repairs. However, this step is still important. Both healthcare and car damage can be massively expensive, especially if you have a long or intense hospital stay or if your car is totaled or requires pricy replacements. This is where initial battles with insurance companies can begin.

But that's not all of it. What you may not consider is the expensive aftermath of an accident, or its long-term effects. You could potentially lose wages from needing to stay home and recover. This can be a shorter term issue, or it could be a long term problem if your injuries take quite a while to heal. Your ability to perform your job may have been permanently damaged, which could lead to demotion, being shuffled around in the company, or even being let go in some cases. Pain can also last a long time, causing you to spend money on medications, pain killers, treatments, and more.

Essentially, hidden and unexpected fees can add up fast. The aftermath of a car accident can, in many cases, be even more difficult to handle than the accident itself. For this reason, knowing what to expect can help alleviate a lot of your stress. Visit our web page on car accidents if you'd like to get an idea of where to start on your journey for compensation.


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