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Will You Need Occupational Therapy or Other Services After Your Hollywood Trucking Collision?

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident in Hollywood or your community, you may need some time to recover. If you have suffered serious or permanent injury, you may need a variety of theories to heal and to help you adjust to life after your injury.

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For example, if your injury means you cannot take care of basic tasks by yourself, you may need occupational therapy. This type of therapy uses a variety of tools to help you to adjust to life with an injury and to help you recover some of your independence.

How Occupational Therapy Can Help You

Occupational therapists can help you and your family in supporting you to recover some of your skills after a serious trucking accident. For example, occupational therapy can help you:

  • Learn how to put on and remove a prosthetic if you have suffered an amputation
  • Re-learn how to dress, groom, or feed yourself if you have suffered a brain injury, spinal cord trauma, or other serious injury
  • Learn how to drive a car again
  • As you learn to interact with the community again after the trauma of an accident
  • Use technology – such as speech recognition programs or a guide dog – if you have lost the use of your hands, sight, or other abilities

If you have been injured, an occupational therapist will meet with you to help you develop an individualized program to support you in recovering function as fully as possible after your collision. Your work with occupational therapists can help you live a fuller life and may even help you return to work in some cases.

Paying for Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is not inexpensive and you may need the therapy over a period of months or even longer, depending on your injuries. Your medical insurance may or may not cover part or all of the costs associated with this type of therapy.

If you have been seriously injured in a truck collision and may need occupational or other therapies, consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community as quickly as possible. You may have a civil claim against the truck manufacturer, truck company, or other drivers in the accident and pursuing fair compensation from all legal avenues can help you pay for the medical treatment you need to recover as fully as you can from your injuries.

Keep in mind: if you do not seek compensation, you may need to pay part of your medical costs out-of-pocket, and these can add up to thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. While car insurance will cover part of your costs, occupational therapy is usually a future medical expense – and one your car insurance company may not automatically cover. You may need to seek a civil claim or negotiate to get future medical costs (which can be substantial) covered.

If you have been in a truck collision through no fault of your own, you do not deserve to be burdened with medical bills, lost income, incidental expenses, car repair bills, and future medical expenses. If you have been injured, contact Flaxman Law Group for advice on how to get compensation for these expenses and losses so you can protect yourself financially. Your first consultation with us is free, so reach out to us today.