A car accident that leaves you with severe burns can change your whole life. The long-term effect of burns can also be unpredictable, adding another layer of complexity and possible financial hardship.
While no price can quantify the physical and emotional trauma of these injuries, the medical treatments required can be very expensive. Knowing what care you may need after your injury can help when it is time to file your car accident claim.
This surgical procedure involves transplanting healthy skin from another part of the body to replace the damaged area. Multiple surgeries, specialized equipment and highly trained surgeons are often required, leading to extremely high costs.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
This treatment involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, promoting healing and reducing infection risk. While effective, HBOT requires special equipment and trained personnel, making it among the costliest burn treatments.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay
Severely burned patients often require constant monitoring and support in the ICU, including mechanical ventilation, pain management and wound care. The cost of an ICU stay can range from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars per day.
Regaining strength and mobility after extensive burns usually requires ongoing physical, vocational and psychological therapies. The duration and intensity of these treatments can substantially increase your costs.
Beyond the medical bills
The financial impact of burn injuries sustained in a car accident goes far beyond the direct medical costs. Lost wages, inability to work and daily living expenses can add to your economic burdens at a time when you should be focused on recovery.
Your car accident claim can make a massive difference in your life after suffering catastrophic or disabling crash injuries. Learn more about Louisiana accident claims and compensation laws to get started.