Suffering an injury in an accident of any kind in Florida can leave you with a load of expenses that could wind up putting you deep in debt. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or accident at work you will want to document your expenses stemming from the accident. Having documentation of your expenses will make it easier to file a claim when the time comes. Our Cooper City personal injury attorney would like to discuss the most common personal injury expenses following a Florida accident in today’s post.
Medical Equipment Costs
Depending on the severity of your injury you could wind up spending quite a bit of money on medical equipment. You might need a wheelchair, a walker, crutches, an oxygen tank, a hospital bed, a wheelchair van and various other equipment or supplies to help care for your injury at home. Medical equipment costs can skyrocket into the thousands of dollars spent quite quickly. Be sure to keep all of the receipts from every purchase so reimbursement can be issued when you file a claim.
Not really an expense, but just as important when dealing with an injury are any lost wages from being unable to work. The longer you are out of work because of the injury the more wages you will lose out on, which can put you in a big hole when it comes to your finances.
One of the first expenses you will incur from an accident centers around your treatment. Your health insurance plan might cover a lot of your treatment but it might not kick in until you have satisfied your out-of-pocket deductible first. The out-of-pocket deductible could very well be in the thousands. Some health plans require you to spend $6,000 or more out of your own pocket before their coverage kicks in and handles the rest.
Unpaid bills go hand in hand with lost wages. How can you pay for your monthly bills if you are not working? Bills are an expense and you might be able to recover compensation for those unpaid bills because you missed work due to the accident. Make sure you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to find out what exactly it is you can do to recover expenses for unpaid bills and other costs that stem from your injury.
The transportation from the accident scene to the hospital can cost a pretty penny. If your injuries are serious enough you might need to be transported by an ambulance from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility and then from the rehab facility to your home. Ambulatory rides are not cheap. Save all of these bills and present them to your personal injury attorney.
If you are injured in a Florida accident it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman, P.A. can answer all of your questions regarding the injury and how you can be compensated for the expenses caused by the accident. Call the office at 954-438-1000 today to schedule a free consultation.