Unfortunately, Florida has some of the highest rates of bicycle accidents and injuries in the nation. While the warm weather makes the state ideal for biking, road design, driver inattention, and other issues can result in serious injury.
A serious personal injury can impact your finances for years to come. In fact, unexpected medical emergencies are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in this country. It’s no wonder. A serious, permanent spinal cord injury or brain injury can cost millions of dollars. A fracture can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs and lost wages. For most Florida residents, this is enough to cause severe financial distress.
If you’ve been injured, though, there are things you can do to help you protect your finances.
Whether you’ve been injured in a sports injury, workplace accident, bicycle accident, or any other incident in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, one of the first things you will want to do is to start documenting your injuries and costs. This is because if there is a third party who may have been responsible for your injuries, you may have a claim under Florida law. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Doing so can help you pay for the many costs you may be facing.
So how do you document? Start right away. If you can, take photos of the scene where the injury happened as soon as it happens. Even photos with your phone are fine. Take photos of the surrounding area, too. For example, if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident or bicycle accident, take photos of the road conditions and any surrounding area.
We go to clinics and health facilities to get medical care and to heal from illnesses and injuries. Most of us don’t expect to get injured or ill in a doctor’s office or hospital, but it does happen.
Medical facilities of all kinds are expected to care for their patients and visitors. This means taking care of building maintenance, hiring security guards where needed, and working to provide a safe facility for patients. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable if someone is injured.
One of the leading causes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the general population involves serious accidents and injuries. A head injury, swimming pool accident, car accident, and other incidents affect not only the body, but also the mind’s ability to recover.
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that will affect approximately one in 11 Americans during their lifetimes. It can take time to diagnose correctly, but getting treatment can help survivors of a serious injury reclaim their lives.
The immediate impact of a serious car accident, workplace injury, or other injury is often pain. For many injury survivors, health is rightfully their first priority.
However, the team at Flaxman Law Group has often seen that finances are a close second when it comes to priority. After all, unexpected medical expenses are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury, protecting your financial future is important to your health and to rebuilding your life.
Here’s what you need to know.
Bed bugs are small, brown insects that feed on human blood. They often hide in bedding, clothing, and other soft surfaces, coming out at night to feed. They can cause painful bites and emotional distress. In some cases, bites can cause allergic reactions. Bed bugs also move with humans, so if someone is affected by bed bugs in a hotel, bed bugs may follow them home. Bed bugs breed quickly and a serious infestation can happen fast.
A bed bug legal claim is one option that can help you pay for medical bills, eradication, and emotional distress. If you’re a renter, legal action can make sure your landlord takes adequate action to eradicate the problem.
This month, the American Chronic Pain Association (A.C.P.A.), the American Cancer Society, and other organizations are working together to make people aware of chronic pain and the way it affects lives. About 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, which can affect their income, medical bills, and everyday life.
If you have been in a car collision, workplace accident, or have been injured in a slip and fall or other incident in Marathon or any South Florida community, a common outcome is pain. Pain following your injury can have an impact on your mental health, your mobility, and your ability to do your job. It can affect your health, increase your blood pressure, and negatively impact your quality of life.
Fortunately, today there are more pain options than ever before. And, if your injury was caused by someone’s negligence you can contact Flaxman Law Group to find out whether you may have a claim and may be able to seek compensation so you can pay for medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses.