Suffering a serious injury at your Homestead job, in a car accident, or in any way can create significant hardship. Health care and living costs in South Florida can be high and if you are losing time at work because you are injured, you could find yourself worried about paying the bills. Unfortunately, this is a serious concern many plaintiffs in legal claims face.
A serious sports injury, head injury, or even a broken bone can cost thousands of dollars in co-pays, medication, and doctor’s appointments, even if you have coverage. If you cannot go to work or do as much as you heal, you could be concerned about paying for rent, car payments, and other costs. Your bills don’t stop, even if you are too injured to work. In addition to financial worries, you may also find you face additional challenges with your relationships, emotions, career, and other parts of your life.
If you are dealing with worries after a serious injury, there are a few things you will want to do:
- Consult with a personal injury attorney in Homestead: Whether your injury was caused by a slip and fall accident, a defective product, or anything else, you will want to consult with an attorney who specializes in that type of personal injury claim. An attorney can tell you whether you have a claim and can represent you as you pursue compensation. The compensation you secure can help pay for medical care and other costs.
- Talk to your personal injury attorney: If you have specific concern about finances, speak with your attorney. He or she has helped plaintiffs in similar situations and understands the pressures you may be facing. Many attorneys are able to work on a contingency basis, so you at least do not need to worry about legal fees as your case works its way through the courts.
- Talk to a support group (with caution): Before talking to anyone about your injuries, consult with your attorney, since speaking to others can affect your claim. However, if your attorney approves it, a support group can be helpful in helping you deal with the trauma of a catastrophic injury. Support groups, therapy, or counseling can also help you find local resources to help you.
- Have a good health team in place: Having a good doctor is important. He or she can advise you on steps to safeguard your health. If money is a concern, a good health team may also be able to work out finances or may be able to make recommendations for generic or lower-cost treatment.
If you have been seriously injured, one of the first calls you make may be to a legal team. If you are concerned about your injury and your financial future, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Homestead personal injury attorney. Our team has secured tens of millions of dollars for thousands of plaintiffs across South Florida. Our goal is to help injured Florida residents get access to compensation they may be eligible for.