Do You Need Physical Therapy After A Car Crash?

On behalf of James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C. posted in Injuries on Friday, October 23, 2015.

Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating. Victims are often left with injuries that linger for weeks, months or years. Frequently, in both surgical and nonsurgical cases, doctors prescribe physical therapy to help victims recover from their injuries, relieve pain, and regain range of motion and mobility.

Physical therapy can be extremely beneficial to car crash injury victims. However, it is also very expensive. If you need physical therapy because of a car wreck caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Neck injuries, back injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, joint injuries, broken bones and many other injuries may be treated with physical therapy (PT). This is a valuable treatment as it allows a physical therapist to work with the victim and design a strategy based on the specifics of the injury and the victim's needs. Physical therapy is not a one-time thing. Treatment typically takes place over a series of appointments that may continue for a significant amount of time.

The reality is that each appointment costs money, often a substantial amount of money. This puts many car wreck victims in a difficult position, because they may not be able to afford the cost of physical therapy. They may skip appointments or discontinue treatment altogether and just live with the repercussions of the injury. They simply choose to live with pain, limited mobility or other issues.

You may not need to make this choice. If someone else caused the auto accident, you may be able to enlist an attorney to help you pursue compensation to cover the cost of physical therapy and all other medical treatment, as well as other costs associated with your injury. Attorney James Arruebarrena is experienced and well-versed in assessing the cost of medical care. He will review your case for free and help you pursue the compensation you need to get the appropriate treatment for your injuries.