Personal Injury Settlements Stories
De-gloving of right hand palm and wrist. (Lost all skin, muscle, fat, and tissue)
by Kayla Clark
I need help deciding how much personal injury settlement amount I should get. I have around $50,000 in medical costs and loss of wages from my job since I haven't been able to work in 7 months. I have had two surgeries, a skin graft to my hand and a loosening of the scars on my hand from the skin graft. I will never be able to comfortably stretch my hand out all the way again and It will always hurt. I will have two very prominent scars due to the accident. One very large scar is covering my hand that is divided up into about 3 disfiguring scars. I will also have one on my right side waistline about 6 inches from the taking of skin graft.
My name is Kayla. I was recently in a car accident on July of 2010. I was 18 at the time. It was raining hard and my boyfriend was driving. Someone hit us and kept going. We lost control and hydroplaned, spun around and flipped about 5 times, It all happened down hill, so we landed on the hood and slid the rest of the way. My right hand was thrown outside the car and trapped under the hood while we slid.
When we stopped, people had to lift the car off of my hand. When we got to the trauma center, these were the injuries my surgeon said (keep in mind I AM right handed. All the skin, fat, tissue, and most muscles were completely de gloved from the palm and wrist of my right hand and one of my arteries is now not working.
It is now Jan 2011, and everything is settling down from the accident. Now we are trying to decide how much my settlement should be.
I am not doing this just to get free money, but I am only a 19 year old female, who was in a life threatening car accident and now has two embarrassing scars that I have to live with. Please help!