Broken bones are painful medical afflictions, but they’re also expensive. A fracture or multiple fractures may involve months of doctor’s appointments, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and costly scans. If you’re struggling under the weight of medical bills due to broken bones, you may be eligible for compensation under Florida’s personal injury laws.
Your compensation amount will depend on several factors, including the nature and severity of your injuries. For example, a compound fracture of your arm may be more medically serious than a broken toe, requiring more extensive medical care.
Seek treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. One of the most important factors in your personal injury case is an official medical record. Unlike soft tissue injuries, broken bones are readily apparent on scans and are virtually indisputable. Seeing a doctor to attain medical evidence like x-rays will make negotiating your settlement easier.
Another important aspect of your personal injury case is “valuing” what your injuries might be worth. A jury may award two types of damages in a personal injury settlement:
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