When we think about injured persons in car accidents, most of the time we are saying just that—human beings who receive personal injuries resulting in pain and suffering, such as whiplash injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, or people who experience wrongful death accidents. A lot of the time, however, other passengers are in the car and can sustain personal injuries: your pets.
Our personal injury attorneys believe that car accidents can be one of the most painful experiences to go through, with injured persons frequently experiencing pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Usually these personal injuries bring in a mountain of medical bills.
The same is true for furry passengers who are personally injured during a car crash. And just like humans, there is health insurance to help pet owners pay the medical bills for their pets’ personal injuries.
But if your cat or dog was in a car accident, how much money is going to come out of your pocket to get them the proper medical treatment after the auto accident? (Also, do no forget that pets become weapons in auto accidents as well.)
After all the medical bills are added up for pets (without car crashes factored in), cat owners spend about $1,200 annually and dog owners spend close to $2,400 for their animals. A lot of the times, animal owners can purchase pet insurance that covers a portion of the medical bills in the event of a personal injury to the dog or cat.
Being automobile accident attorneys and personal injury attorneys, we have seen car accidents where injured persons are not covered by a healthcare provider and need help paying the high cost medical bills that come from the treatment of their whiplash injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries.
Make sure that if you are going to add an animal to your household that you get them the proper healthcare coverage necessary to help pay their medical bills if a car crash should happen with them in the automobile.
If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We look forward to providing good advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines