I suffered a back injury in a hit and run type accident

by Shari
(Gresham, OR)

I suffered a back and neck injury in an accident where another driver cut me off so close, the witness wasn't even sure if he hit me. I swerved to the left to avoid collision and hit the freeway cement median almost head on. The force caused my car to spin counter clockwise across the three lanes and the back end of my car hit the median on the other side of the freeway.

Air bags deployed. The driver who caused the accident got away. The police report categorized this as a hit and run initially but damage to my car showed there was no contact with the other vehicle. I have an open PIP claim with my insurance for "uninsured motorist" accident. I've been seeing a chiropractor for the injuries since June. Initially twice a week, then once a week for a couple weeks and since then, once every 2 weeks.

My car was totaled and I was given a check for $9970.00 as compensation and had to buy a new car. What should I consider as a fair settlement?

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