Surgery After A Car Accident
Demand the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses
Serious car accidents often cause severe injuries. When that happens, injury victims often need extensive medical care, including surgery. Recovering from these injuries and surgical procedures can often take weeks or months or sometimes even longer. Additional surgical procedures may even be necessary depending on the severity of the injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by another driver, make sure you understand your rights. Make sure you talk to an experienced attorney who can explain your legal options and demand the compensation you deserve for your car accident injury.
In New Orleans, car accident lawyer John S. Williams can help you every step of the way. Attorney Williams and his skilled legal team at The Law Offices of John S. Williams have years of experience dealing with complex cases. We understand how the legal system works in Louisiana. We know what strategies work. You have enough to worry about after your surgical procedure. Focus on getting better. We can take care of everything else.
What are common surgical procedures for car accident injuries?
There are many serious car accident injuries that often require surgery and other, extensive medical care. Some of the most common surgical procedures performed for car accident-related injuries include:
- Brain surgery, particularly for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head injuries
- Spinal cord surgery, especially for severe back injuries or spinal cord damage
- Back surgery to repair damaged vertebrae
- Invasive surgery for severe internal injuries, including internal bleeding and organ damage
- Minimally invasive surgery for minor internal injuries
- Knee surgery for knee injuries, such as reconstruction
- Shoulder surgery to repair shoulder damage, such as rotator cuff surgery
- Neck surgery, such as cervical spinal fusion
- Facial reconstruction surgery due to serious injuries to the face
- Cosmetic surgery, also called plastic surgery, to repair disfigurement
This is just a small sampling of some of the surgical procedures often performed after car accidents. Some are minimally invasive, such as arthroscopic surgery. Some address catastrophic injury, such as amputation. Many other operations and medical care after a car accident are common. In certain circumstances, additional surgical procedures may be required in the future.
Medical expenses associated with surgical procedures can add up fast. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer right away. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for your medical bills out of your own pocket.
Who will pay for my medical expenses?
In most cases, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay for your medical bills. However, in certain rare circumstances, other companies may be responsible for paying all or part of your medical bills. This includes:
- The manufacturer of the vehicle that caused your crash if that vehicle had a mechanical defect
- The business that sold alcohol to the driver who caused your crash in the case of a drunk driving accident
In general, though, you will likely need to seek financial compensation from the insurance company for the driver who caused your crash. This might sound straightforward. Unfortunately, these cases often turn out to be far more complicated than many people expect. That’s why it often pays to have an attorney on your side, standing up for your rights.
How can an accident attorney help me if I’m injured in a car crash?
When you have a lawyer on your side after your car accident, you can demand the compensation you deserve for surgery, other medical bills and additional accident-related expenses. Your attorney can do this by:
- Thoroughly investigating your accident
- Making sure the official accident report is correct, especially if the other driver tries to claim they didn’t cause your collision
- Negotiating a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Filing a car accident lawsuit on your behalf if necessary
- Representing you in all court proceedings if your case goes to trial
The stakes are high in many car accident claims that involve surgery. Your medical expenses alone can easily add up to thousands or millions of dollars. Insurance companies know this. That’s why they often do everything they can to reduce or deny accident claims. Your attorney can help level the playing field and fight for the compensation you deserve, whether it’s at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
Put your trust in a New Orleans attorney who puts your needs first
This may be your only opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve for your surgical procedure and other accident-related expenses. Louisiana has one of the shortest deadlines for taking legal action after a car accident. You only have one year from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit.