In many circumstances, a personal injury requires extensive medical care. At the onset of an injury, medical treatment is administered in an attempt to get control of injuries. However, when injuries are severe, it can take months or years to fully recover. In many cases, the injury victim requires long-term medical care, which usually involves rehabilitation.
When an injury is the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party, that person should be held liable for all losses related to the injury. This not only includes the cost of short-term medical treatment, but also the cost of any anticipated medical expenses moving forward.
The experienced attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will fight to collect damages for personal injury and damages for rehabilitation fees for our Daytona Beach, FL clients. They will build the strongest case possible to maximize financial compensation and minimize losses for personal injury victims.
Types of Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is a branch of medical care that is geared toward enhancing and restoring functional abilities and improving a person’s quality of life following an injury.
Most people think of rehabilitation as physical therapy performed to strengthen muscles and restore physical functions, but that is just one aspect of rehabilitation services. Whether an injury is minor or severe, rehabilitation is likely to play an important role in the recovery process.
Following are some types of rehabilitation that may be necessary after a personal injury:
- Physical therapy to restore movement and function
- Occupational therapy focused on daily tasks and functions, such as showering, brushing the teeth, and eating.
- Speech therapy for language development
- Transport or home modifications (for example wheelchair ramps and handicap accessible showers)
- Medical aids or any necessary medical equipment (including walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)
- Psychological counseling to help victims deal with the emotional trauma of an injury
All of these types of rehabilitation are important to ensuring the best recovery possible following a personal injury.
Compensation for Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation plays a vital role in injury recovery, so it is important to consider the expense of rehabilitation when seeking compensation for injury damages. Unfortunately, since rehabilitation often continues long after a personal injury lawsuit settles, it can be difficult to anticipate how much rehabilitation will actually cost.
An experienced personal injury attorney, such as those at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, have experience calculating the anticipated expense of rehabilitation and long-term medical treatment. It is our goal to reach a settlement that will fully cover medical and rehabilitation costs moving forward so that our clients are not left paying for treatment out of pocket. We will fight for maximum compensation for these damages as well as any other losses stemming from the injury.
If you have suffered from a personal injury that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party, you may be due financial compensation for damages. To ensure you are compensated to the full extent of the law, it is important to work with experienced attorneys, such as those at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights.