You’ve heard the saying: accidents happen. However, when an accident happens to lead to unexpected personal injury or death, you can begin to feel your world spinning out of control. The fact is that accidents happen a lot more than you may expect. The National Safety Council estimates that an American is accidentally injured every second of the day. Further, accidents result in one death every three minutes.
If you’ve been involved in an accident and have sustained a personal injury, you are likely feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, nervous, and worried. At O’Brien Law, we work with clients just like you every day at our practice. Here are a few common questions and answers that could help you take the next right step in your recovery.
When Will My Medical Bills Be Paid?
Financial worries are most common when it comes to personal injury, and for good reason. Until your claim is processed, you will be in charge of paying for your medical bills, which can get expensive quickly. Unfortunately, most insurance companies will not pay at all until your doctor completely releases you, which can take months or years.
Do I Have to Go to Prescribed Therapy Appointments?
After your initial hospital stay or treatment has concluded, you will likely be prescribed outpatient therapy appointments. These appointments are designed to help you regain strength, flexibility, mobility, or to help you from experiencing long-term pain or other complications. It is important that you make time in your schedule to continue with these appointments and other follow-up treatments as long as your physician dictates.
Can I Get More Compensation Than Just to Cover My Medical Bills?
If you have sustained a personal injury, your financial costs go well above medical bills. You may have missed work or needed additional childcare. You may also be experiencing post-traumatic stress after your injury. With excellent representation from an experienced attorney, you may be entitled to compensation that is much more than your medical bills.
What Do I Do Now?
If you have been involved with an accident that resulted in personal injury, it is crucial that you work on your recovery. It is also important that you partner with an experienced attorney who can advocate for your best interests while you focus on getting better.
Call the O’Brien Law office to tell us more about your situation today.