Picture this. A young man is seriously injured in a car crash. Doctors operate to repair his multiple broken bones. He is making gains as he starts his rehabilitation in the hospital. While his medical team has mentioned that he will be discharged, they arrive one day and tell him that he will be discharged home within the next few days. They do their best to offer assistance with his transition home but there is only so much they can do. Panic sets in for him and his family as a wave of questions flood their minds. How will he get upstairs to his second floor bedroom when he’s in a wheelchair? How will he even get into his bathroom which is too small for a wheel chair? Who will provide the physiotherapy that he will need for several months if not years? And for that matter, who will pay for it?
What many people don’t know is that hospital bed space is at a premium. Should they be involved in an accident, they may be discharged from hospital on very short notice. Problems arise when their home is not suited to their newly acquired deficits and they don’t have the professional supports in place to continue down the road of recovery.
This simple tip can make the world of difference if you or your loved ones find themselves in hospital after being seriously injured in a car crash: ask for help.
Ask for help from an experienced personal injury law firm right away while still in the hospital. The consultation will be free of charge and will pay off in spades down the road.
You may be thinking, “How can a personal injury lawyer help with this? Sounds like shameless self-promotion to me.” Believe me, the harsh reality is that we see this happen all the time and only want to help.
How do we help?
The answer is that experienced personal injury law firms will help manage your transition from hospital to home. Most experienced personal injury law firms have a network of top notch medical and rehabilitation professionals who specialize in treating people injured in a car accident. Experienced personal injury law firms will arrange for the referrals and ensure that the expenses are submitted to the appropriate car insurance company for payment. From occupational therapists who can assess your home and ensure that the appropriate assistive devices are in place, to experienced physiotherapists who can treat your physical injuries, knowledgeable personal injury lawyers make the necessary referrals to ensure that your transition is as smooth as possible so that you can focus on getting better.
We are proud to work with a wide range of highly qualified and experienced health care providers around the province. We receive no benefit from making these referrals except the peace of mind in knowing that our clients are being well taken care of.
No person is an island. We all need help at some point in our lives. Let us help.