Personal Injury Settlement Amount
Torn Ligament in Shoulder
I am curious what I should be asking for my personal injury settlements, since my medical bills all together are running at $4000 roughly to $5000. I am already getting to start negotiations with the insurance company. I was already stated to be 100% not at fault.
I slowed down on one of our busier streets in town. I had to stop behind a lady in a mini van since she stopped to let someone pull out of a parking lot for an apartment complex. I stopped 2 car lengths behind her and had my foot completely down on the brake pedal. I was sitting there waiting for her to go and was hit from behind by a small SUV ford.
We settled for the car already at 3500 and I had the following injuries: injured neck, left shoulder, lower and upper back. I went to a private doctor and he sent me to have PT and MRI on my neck. PT lasted for about 3 months or a little less. I also had to have 2 MRI's done in which nothing was shown to be wrong but I was still in serious pain. I was then referred to a specialist to a different hospital in which he discovered I have some nerve damage in my hand and also had something very weird going on with my shoulder. He used steroids to fix it and every now and again it pops or hurts.
So what should I ask for and what should I expect? I would really appreciate answers ASAP.