UNDERSTANDING LONG TERM CARE NEEDS AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Working With Victims of Serious Accident – Offices in West Palm Beach and Port St Lucie
When you have been injured in an accident, the road to recovery may be long. Some injuries require weeks, months, or even years of care. The most severe injuries may require care for the rest of your life. Our long term care lawyer can help you.
When your injuries have been caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation. In addition to payment for your damaged property and medical bills, such compensation may also include payment to cover your long term care needs.
If you are suffering from an injury requiring long term care, our personal injury lawyers at Fetterman & Associates, PA will advocate on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
We work in many different Florida communities, including West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie. To learn more about receiving compensation for your injuries and care, send us a message online or call our team at 561-845-2510 today.
Assessing Your Long Term Care Needs
Long term care refers to the range of help you may need to meet your personal care needs while coping with or recovering from an injury. Although long term care may include medical service, most long term care includes assistance with tasks associated with everyday living, such as:
- Preparing meals
- Taking care of children
- Caring for pets
The quantity and duration of care you may need after an accident will depend on the nature of your injuries. As you begin to recover, your long term care needs will change. If you are left with a permanent injury, you may have care needs for the rest of your life.
Florida Law Requires Compensation for Your Care
Under Florida law, a person who has caused you injury, through their negligence, is liable to compensate you for the harm they have cause, including compensation for any long-term care you require. Such care may include payment for a nurse, a therapist, a home health aide, or the like.
However, compensation to cover the cost of paid professionals may be insufficient for your needs. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 80 percent of care at home is given by a family member, partner, friend, or other unpaid person. In Florida, you may receive compensation for these “unpaid” services, too.
Understand that government programs, such as Medicare, will not provide for such non-professional assistance. And although additional funds for your long term support may be available through Medicaid, you may not qualify if your income is above a certain level.
West Palm Beach Long Term Care Lawyer
The first step in ensuring that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled help in recovery is to contact injury attorneys. The attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, PA have spent decades working on these kinds of injury cases.
We understand the challenges faced by families and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure a fair, efficient legal recovery that protects the rights of those hurt by others.
There are strict statutes of limitation requirements and other procedural details, so be timely and make contact today. Feel free to contact us online or call 561-845-2510 right now.