Nationwide, people are spending an increasing amount on medical treatment and healthcare. Arkansans have one of the highest ratios of out-of-pocket health costs compared to their income.

While people in our state continue to spend more of their paychecks towards annual premiums and deductibles, a car accident or other personal injury can prove catastrophic for families already struggling with medical costs.

When injuries are caused by negligent actions, the party at fault is responsible for the victim’s accident-related expenses. Of course, these include medical bills and loss wages. But for some, that’s only part of the financial burden brought on by the accident.

In many cases, the at-fault party is also responsible the costs of future treatments, damages to future earning potential, childcare while a victim is in rehab and more. The average person doesn’t have a realistic picture of the price tag associated with a major injury.

When a victim of an accident takes on this financial burden themselves, they often find themselves in medical debt due to unforeseen costs from emergency medical treatment, visits to medical specialists, hospital stays, lab tests, x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and more. These bills add up quickly. Don’t take on this burden alone.

Our experienced team of lawyers has extensive experience in vehicle accidents and personal injury. We’ve seen personally how these costs can devastate a family’s financial future. You shouldn’t be put into more medical debt by the reckless behavior of someone else.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident or injured by someone else, call the law offices of Elliott Smith at 479-JUSTICE (587-8423). We’ll go through your case and go over your options, so you don’t risk paying for someone else’s mistake for years to come.

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