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Ohio Car Crash Claim: Does Surgery Always Add Value?

An Ohio car crash claim needs proper backing to be successful. Car crashes and accidents can have a detrimental impact on your life. As per stats, 20,160 people lost their lives due to a car crash. The number of people sustaining injuries that require surgeries is also quite high. Medical expenditure can put an additional burden on your finances.

It can be frustrating if these are injuries are due to someone else’s negligence. If you are wondering if these surgeries are likely to add value to your Ohio car crash claim, then this article will address all the major aspects.

Will a Surgery Going to Raise the Worth of Your Ohio Car Crash Claim?

Going through surgery does not mean that it will increase the value of your claim. However, it has some sort of impact on your car crash claim. A person going through surgery needs to understand the additional expenses that come with surgery like:

  • Additional services and care that the hospital gives
  • Expenses of the surgeon
  • Anesthesiology
  • Tests and additional medical services before and after your surgery
  • Medical equipment
  • The amount of money that you lost by not going to work due to your injuries
  • The childcare amount that you have to bear
  • Medication necessary after the surgery

Nevertheless, many other aspects will come into consideration that will impact the real value of your Ohio car crash claim. For instance, any patient going through surgery to speed up their recovery process will not require too much medical care.

However, many patients might need long-term care regardless they need surgery or not. A few patients will have to use the medical care and treatment perpetually. All of these costs can add up and become much costlier than a one-time surgery.

More importantly, crash victims mustn’t go through surgery just for the sake of increasing the value of their claim. You can discuss with your lawyer and get complete compensation with your no-fault benefit claim.

Do All Injuries of the Car Crash Need Surgery?

The answer to this is no. Not all kinds of car crash injuries necessitate surgery because operations also come with some threats. Only severe injuries that could cause serious damages to the victim necessitate surgeries.

Severe injuries that need to be operated on could be determined as follows:

  1. Severe Bones Fracture:

Not all fractures are dangerous. Only the seriousness and the place where the fractured bone is could determine if the surgery is mandatory or not.

  1. Internal Bleeding or Organ Injuries:

In some car crashes, the victim also suffers from damages to the organ, like the lungs, that cause internal bleeding. In this scenario, it becomes compulsory to do the surgery as soon as possible to save the victim’s life.

  1. Head Injuries:

If the victim of the car crash suffers from a brain or head injury, like brain swelling or bleeding, then it would be risky to go without surgery. If the doctor does not operate on time, it could become dangerous and could potentially lead to the victim’s death.

  1. Injuries to the Spinal Cord:

The spinal cord is a sensitive area. Therefore, any injuries would need an operation as soon as possible to reduce the chances of getting any long-term health issues.

  1. Damaged Tissues:

Damaged body tissues are not risky but could be very painful. Surgery could reduce the pain and help to recover the torn tissue quickly.

Will a Surgery Decrease the Value of Your Claim?

If you want to get compensation for your surgery, you can do it by filing a no-fault claim. However, it is important to note that surgery can occasionally decrease the claim’s value due to various reasons, such as:

  • The surgery’s expenditure crosses the limit of the PIP coverage, and you don’t stand up to the threshold for a case
  • There was no need for surgery, and the insurance company declined to bear the expenses for it
  • Your surgery helped you to recover, and your pain and suffering is not too much
  • The ideal thing to do in this situation is to consult your attorney to know about your case. They can help you avoid making any mistakes that can impact your claim.

Benefit from the Services of Young, Reverman & Mazzei for Your Car Crash Claim:

If you are involved in a car crash, you can use the services of Young, Reverman & Mazzei for your Ohio car crash claim. Our years of experience in dealing with lawsuits relating to car accidents can help you get the compensation you deserve. So, give us a call for your case.

Jay A. Bolotin is a partner at the injury law firm of Young, Reverman & Bolotin. Serving the people of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, Jay dedicates his career to helping clients in the tri-state area obtain financial compensation after suffering serious injuries. He focuses his practice on cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, and other types of personal injury incidents.

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