Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How to Keep Track of Your Medical Bills

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In a civil lawsuit, it’s important for the Orange Park personal injury lawyer to accurately calculate the cost of your medical treatment and other related expenses. When you are fairly compensated for your injuries and losses, it eases the financial burden that may have been placed on you as a result of the other party’s wrongful conduct. Retaining copies of your medical bills helps the attorney determine the amount of damages that should be sought in the legal action. Following the steps listed below will enable you to keep track of your bills. Request and Keep Copies of Your Medical Bills Depending on the severity of the injuries, you may need to undergo surgery, physical rehabilitation and visit other medical specialists. You may also be required to purchase prescription drugs and medical equipment during the recovery period. You should keep a record that lists the date and time of each visit with a healthcare provider and when medication is purchased. Request a bill or receipt every time you receive services provided by the primary physician, surgeon, physical therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist or other medical professional. Keep copies of receipts for any prescription medications you need to take for your injuries. If your medical expenses and prescriptions are fully paid by your healthcare insurer, you should still request copies of the bills for your own records. Send Copies of Your Medical Bills to the Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer Submit copies of the medical bills to your attorney upon request. The documents help the attorney verify how much your medical expenses cost and the type of services you are receiving. Reviewing your bills and discussing the status of the medical treatment with you allows the legal team to determine the maximum value of your case. Contact an Orange Park Personal Injury Lawyer for Assistance If you have been harmed due to the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an experienced lawyer. Call Orange Park personal injury attorney John Fagan at 904-278-1000 to schedule a confidential consultation. Your case will be evaluated, and you will receive advice regarding the best way to proceed.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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