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I was the victim of a car accident in April. A man turned through

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I was the victim of a car accident in April. A man turned through a red light from a non turn lane and t-boned my 20 day old car. The car was totaled. I was taken to the ER. I suffered a fracture hand, as well as numerous other scrapes and bruises. I also had back and neck issues. I was out of work for a month and my business really took a hit financially with me out. I had about 47000 in medical bills and $4000 in provable lost wages. My company lost at least $30,000 with me out of commission but that is hard to prove. My totaled car was about 26000. I also was diagnosed with depression as a result of the accident. My new marriage is in a bad place as well. My life was altered dramatically by this accident. The driver was actually impaired. He was driving while taking a new medication that said not to drive. The at fault drivers insurance (they have determined to be completely at fault) has offer me 7500 which barely covers my medical expenses. Is this reasonable? What should I be looking for? Thanks.

Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good afternoon. It is not reasonable. You should be paid all your direct damages......medical bills, lost wages, car value, compensation for any permanent deficiencies to your body, plus pain and suffering to cover your other issues of approximately 2-3 times your total medical costs.

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