What If I Am Injured On Vacation?

The southwest Florida coast attracts visitors from all over the world. Unfortunately, some people suffer serious injuries in car crashes, slip-and-falls, boating collisions and other types of accidents. Dealing with issues like medical care can be complicated when you are far from home. You may also be unaware of your legal rights.

Now is a time when you could use legal advice. Here are some things you should know.

  • Medical care: Seek medical attention from the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. If you need follow-up care, you can receive treatment here or from your doctor at home. Do not wait to receive medical attention. Your injuries may be more serious than you think, and delaying treatment could have permanent health consequences. You will also need medical documentation of your injuries to file a claim for compensation from the insurance company of the party that caused your injury.
  • If you are unable to travel: An injury may cause a delay in your ability to return home. You can seek compensation for all losses caused by the injury, including hotel bills, lost wages and additional transportation costs. An injury can cause major inconveniences in your life. These are compensable.
  • Legal advice: You may have a lawyer at home who advises you on legal matters. However, only a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Florida can advise you about Florida law and represent you in a Florida court.

At Michael L. Morgan Law Group in Sarasota, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions if you are injured while visiting Florida. Call 941-444-1028 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with attorney Michael L. Morgan. Our law office is in downtown Sarasota, at 2364 Fruitville Road (between Lime and Shade avenues).

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