With the increasing diagnoses of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many hospitals are overrun, and healthcare professionals overworked. A multitude of other smaller medical facilities have cancelled or postponed their non-emergency or elective surgeries and procedures in an effort to flatten the curve. However, what are you supposed to do if you’re injured? What if you had a scheduled surgery that’s postponed for the unforeseeable future? Coker Law Personal Injury Attorney Fraz Ahmed explains how to manage an injury during the Safer at Home mandate and what you can do to ensure your health remains a top priority.
When it comes to personal injury cases, whether due to a car crash or unusual incident, patients often need to undergo extensive medical treatment to address their injuries. In order to prove someone’s life was changed due to their injuries, the courts need to see that they exhausted all treatment options available in an attempt to treat their pain or cure their injuries.
With the spread of COVID-19, many people are fearful of going to a hospital or emergency room or even their chiropractor or pain management specialist. However, in Florida, if you were in a car accident, and don’t receive some form of medical treatment or evaluation within 14 days of the crash, the insurance company will deny you benefits you are entitled to.
Here are 3 tips on how to manage an injury during the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home mandate:
“These are unprecedented times and we hope you and your families stay safe. During this pandemic, we remain available to help guide you and provide you options if you are unable to get the medical treatment you need because of COVID-19.” said Coker Law Attorney Fraz Ahmed
We hope you never to need to call us, but if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may qualify to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injuries. To speak with a Coker Law attorney or for more information, call (904) 299-0808 or click here to schedule a free consultation.