Bakersfield, CA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California

Q: I was in a vehicle accident that was not my fault. Totaled my vehicle and fractured my sternum how long will it take?

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Haleh Shekarchian
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Haleh Shekarchian
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds like you have a great case. You are entitled to money for your property damage, medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering etc. You should contact anyone of us on JUSTIA for a free consultation.

Eliza Jasinska and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Cases take anywhere from a few weeks to several years. It depends on who is at fault, comparative fault, amount of available insurance, your injuries, whether you have any future medical care, permanent conditions, and many other factors. Your injuries are serious enough that you should retain an attorney. The insurer will not take you seriously and you won't get top dollar without one.

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Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Compensatory damages could include medical bills, the missed from taking too many sick days, and pay lost in the future from a reduced capacity to work. Also, many courts will consider many different types of injuries. For example, if the plaintiff was badly frightened and suffered nightmares, increased blood pressure, or other anxiety-related symptoms which prevented him from working or fully enjoying his life. You can seek damages for "emotional distress." Compensatory damages could also include the cost of any repairs or the value of any property that was destroyed.

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should contact a local personal injury attorney who can explain all your options and estimated timeframes. If the person who caused the accident has insurance then the attorney you have will contact them. As for you getting money for you injuries - well that can take some time. We can't even start the process until you heal and no longer need medical care. What we first do though, is to find out all the insurance policies available and how much money is potentially available for your claims.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: much more info needed.

how long will it take for you to heal?

will you make a full recovery?

will surgery be needed?

what will your total costs be?

what is the loss of earnings?

all this info is needed.

contact a competent PI lawyer in your area for assistance.

Most of us offer a FREE CONSULTATION ...............

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