Recovering Personal Injury Damages and Medical Bills

October 15, 2017 — by Joe Horrox
Tags: Personal Injury

Person lying in hospital bed receiving oxygen from medical professionalWhen a personal injury occurs as a result of an auto, motorcycle, or truck accident, it tends to require immediate medical care and ongoing physical therapy. As the medical bills begin to build up, it can also result in financial strain and stress. This can prove to be even more of a burden if you are unable to work due to your injuries.

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive adequate compensation for your personal injury damages and medical bills. While proving damages can be a challenging aspect, Joe Horrox throughout Palm Coast and Daytona Beach, FL is up to the task and will meet with you to discuss your case in detail, carefully outlining what to expect.

Determining Personal Injury Damages

Vehicular accidents can result in minor to severe injuries. In even worst cases, the accident will cause fatality. Some common physical personal injuries that may require medical attention can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Lacerations or burns

Certain emotional and psychological personal injuries that require medical attention and financial compensation include:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

In addition to compensating you for medical bills for your personal injuries, you are also permitted to receive compensation for non-monetary and monetary losses, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Repair of property
  • Cost of living adjustments when disability occurs
  • Funeral expenses for the death of a family member

Why Hiring an Experienced Lawyer Matters

When personal injury occurs from a vehicular accident, both your insurance company and the responsible party’s insurance company will get involved. Unfortunately, insurance companies are concerned with their own interests. This means they will try and compensate the lowest possible amount or deny coverage completely. A personal injury lawyer, such as Joe Horrox, is familiar with Florida law and will have your best interests in mind, seeking maximum compensation for you and your family.

Immediate Steps to Take

In order for Mr. Horrox to handle your case effectively, there are a few steps to take the moment the injury occurs:

  • Seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you feel fine, it is not uncommon for delayed soreness and pain to occur days and weeks later.
  • Keep track of all your medical records.
  • Collect contact information from any persons who witnessed the injury.
  • Take pictures of your injuries, the car, and any other pertinent information required to help prove your case.

Oftentimes, the responsible party will try and settle quickly. This is generally not in your best interest since medical treatment may not be fully complete and injuries could be debilitating and alter your life. It is best to wait until the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life long-term are revealed.

Contact Our Office

If you have been injured in Florida, it is important that you contact Joe Horrox Law immediately. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer will provide peace of mind. Joe Horrox is knowledgeable in Florida law and has over 30 years of experience in helping clients receive the maximum settlement for their personal injury damages and medical bills. Please contact our office online or call 386-258-2121.

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