Severe bone injuries can rank up your medical bills fast when you are faced with multiple surgeries with prolonged hospital stays, recovery times keeping you from work, and prescription medication costs. Sometimes your auto insurance coverage may not be enough to cover all of your medical bills on top of your car repair costs and lost wages caused by the accident. Since Florida car accidents are handled with no-fault insurance, you may not be able to obtain additional compensation unless your bone injuries are deemed severe. Talk to a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer to learn more.
Severe Florida Bone Injuries
Bone fractures range from mild to severe depending on how the bones were broken, which bones were broken, and whether the fracture involved multiple bone breaks. Some of the most complex and severe Florida bone fractures include shattered bones, displaced fractures, open fractures, compression fractures, and impacted fractures.
Shattered bones involve dozens of small bone fragments embedded in the surrounding tissues that can require extensive surgeries that often require metal plates, screws, and rods to put the bone fragments back together or replace entire bone sections. Impacted fractures usually require surgeries too because of the way the two bones become driven into each other. They need to be separated and be put back into place.
Displaced fractures require surgery because they involve a gap between two bones. Prolonged medical procedures might be required to stretch the bones to fill this gap. Compression fractures can be harder to salvage because these involve completely crushed bones. Open fractures may not require extensive surgery since they involve bone piercing through the skin, but they will need realignment.
Can I Seek Additional Florida Compensation?
Whether you can request additional compensation for your bone injuries depends on the severity of the damages. Bone fractures that come with extended treatments, complex medical procedures like multiple surgeries, and expensive medications may warrant compensation to cover these extra expenses. Under Florida no-fault insurance law, you have the option to seek additional compensation by suing for severe injuries.
This leaves you with the task of proving that your bone injuries meet that severity threshold. A lawyer can help you with this. You can improve your Florida car accident claim by collecting evidence in the form of medical records, receipts for pain medications, and doctor’s notes on how much psychological strain your bone injuries have caused you.
Your lawyer will likely know what the medical bill monetary threshold is for your auto insurance policies for your state. This can also be used to support your need for more compensation.
Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
Demonstrating that you need additional compensation for your bone injuries can be challenging. Contact the Rebein Law Firm in Florida at (813) 305-7285 to talk to a Tampa Car Accident Attorney for a free consultation about your legal options. Our team of experienced Polk County accident lawyers can collect evidence to help you receive compensation for lost earnings, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. We have served clients for years in the Florida cities of Tampa, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, and Polk County.