With every form of personal injury litigation, clients often want to know upfront how much a case is worth. That is impossible to tell anyone from the onset. Each injury is unique, and each treatment course is specific to the individual purposes.
Injury prices are a myth.
There is a common misconception that hospitals and insurance companies maintain a price list for injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Amputations and paralysis
- Broken bones
This supposes that doctors treat the above injuries the same way for each instance. They each cost the same amount. Each person is billed the same amount, and insurance companies will only pay out a certain amount.
However, the fact of the matter is that a broken arm is significantly more economically complex than a shoe. The law in Colorado in no way dictates how much injuries cost. It only guides the maximum amounts of damages under certain conditions.
Complications can change everything.
The primary reason that each injury treatment plan is so individual is that people have different recovery times, strengths and injuries. People have pre-existing conditions that complicate treatment plans. Some people have allergies to standard materials.
There is no specific roadmap for anyone to heal. There are guidelines, there are benchmarks, but the fact is everything is a little bit different. It could take two people, in identical conditions, with identical injuries to heal completely different amounts of time. They could face additional costs for their healthcare.
One-size fits all treatment does not exist.
Despite the realities of treatment, insurance companies absolutely want to treat everyone as one-size-fits-all. The insurance companies push for flattening and de-humanizing healthcare treatment.
But you do not have to accept that. You can get the recovery compensation you need to cover your specific injuries.