The pain may have been immediate. You may have known right away that you were hurt in a car crash, and an x-ray may have confirmed your broken bone soon after the accident. What wasn’t immediately clear was how you were going to recover from this injury.
Your Physical Recovery
Your physical recovery is going to require you to take action. You are going to have to see a doctor for a diagnosis, a treatment plan, and a prognosis. You are going to have to follow your doctor’s medical advice, which could include:
- Physical therapy.
Whether you suffer a broken pelvis, arm, leg, rib, or other bone, medical treatment is critical to your physical recovery.
Your Legal and Financial Recoveries
Taking action is important not only to your physical recovery, but also to your legal and financial recoveries. If someone else caused your Iowa car accident then you may be able to recover financial damages if you know, and exercise, your legal rights. Specifically, you may be able to recover money in a settlement or in court for your past, current and future damages related to the accident. In Iowa, these damages may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses. This category includes doctors’ visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, assistive devices such as crutches or wheelchairs, medications, and rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy.
- Lost income. If you are unable to work or unable to earn the same income that you did before your car accident, then you may be able to recover for your lost income. This includes wages, benefits, and money that you may make directly from your clients or customers.
- Out-of-pocket costs. A broken bone may make it impossible for you to drive, to take care of yourself or your home, or to care for your children. You may incur expenses for these costs that are compensable in a settlement or in court.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering may also be compensated. This non-economic costs can be difficult to quantify, but it is possible to do so and these may be among your most significant damages after an accident.
If someone else’s negligent behavior resulted in your car crash and broken bone then it is important to take action today. You can get started immediately by scheduling a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer. Simply start a live chat with us now or call us at 1-800-800-5678 to schedule your meeting.