Car Wreck, now what?

Discussion in 'Injury Recovery & Prevention' started by gunslinger, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. gunslinger

    gunslinger VIP Member

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    No, it was causing back pain. The shoulder was a separate injury.


    Update:

    After several weeks of treatment and physical therapy This is my second week back in the gym. I've gained about 10 pounds (not good weight) and I'm weak as fuck. I'm talking 30lb dumbbells. Mostly pain free so far.
     
  2. juced_porkchop

    juced_porkchop VIP Member

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    2 yrs if you are lucky/normal
     
  3. pix3r

    pix3r Member

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    Sorry to hear. Normally stuff like this can take years, at least it did in canada. I got in a bad crash in early 20** and it took 4 years to settle for something that i wasn't at fault for. Keep track of all your expenses. Also, make sure to hitup recovery (massage/chiro...) when your feeling pain, it will creat a trail of records on its own which can help the other side see that you were hurt and such


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  4. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

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    this is what i do for a living.

    What state are you in? this plays a major factor.
    Its good you layered up. Did you get a lawyer who specializes in personal injury?
    Do you have major medical coverage? Have you missed work as a result?
     
  5. HGH

    HGH VIP Member

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    Hey Man,

    I just went through this. I was hit by a drunk driver (as a pedestrian) on Oct. 31, 2015

    My personal car insurance covers me for accidents whether or not I'm driving a car, but they were FUCKING DICKS about paying up. I had to lawyer up.

    I finally got my settlement in January of 2017. However, when you get a settlement like this you have to pay ~30% to your lawyer AND... ...drumroll... ...you have to pay back your medical insurance for the costs they incurred to fix you. In my case that was nearly a quarter million dollars (but they settled for half that). so what seemed like a great settlement ended up being pretty meh. gave more to lawyer and medical insurance than i got to keep.

    good luck with your troubles.
     
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  6. tommyguns2

    tommyguns2 Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    Hey HGH, good to see you posting. How are you feeling these days? Are you back to normal, or do you still have nagging injuries from the accident?
     
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  7. HGH

    HGH VIP Member

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    Hey Buddy,

    I'm good. My hearing is perma-fucked on the left ear and my sense of smell is gone forever, but other than that I'm great and I'm very thankful for that. also have a GIGANTIC scar on my face but i kinda love it. it has gotten less visible and i am kind of sad bc i was really into it.

    I'm back to lifting and loving it. i feel great. thanks for asking.
     
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