Q: I was in a car accident & now have osteonecrosis. I now realize it was from the accident what do I do?
I have sickle cell anemia but I had no complications until after the accident. The side of the impact is the side where my osteonecrosis ended up in my shoulder and knee. This left me in a ton of pain and now I have to change my way of life. I want to know what a good amount of money is to settle for my situation or if I should hire an attorney if I need to take it to trial.
A: There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating a motor vehicle injury claim. First, you will need to establish the operator of the second motor vehicle caused the accident and is 100% liable for the accident. You will also need to know the amount of insurance coverage there is available. You will also need to causally relate your medical condition to the motor vehicle accident. I suggest you obtain a narrative letter from your treating physician stating your condition is directly caused to the motor vehicle collision. Please note there are time restraints to bring a claim for personal injuries in Massachusetts. I suggest you contact an experienced personal injury attorney for further information and to see if they can help you.
Best of luck.
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