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I am very sorry to hear about your injuries and I wish you the best in your recovery. It is very, very difficult to put a dollar figure on your injuries but here are a few things to consider.
I would suggest that you contact a personal injury attorney licensed to practice in your local jurisdiction. Many attorney's offer free consultations and charge contingency fees meaning there will not be any up-front fees or costs to you and you won't be charged anything unless there is a recovery for you.
I hope this helps, best of luck!
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The hypothetical range would be $10,000 to $20,000 with a low impairment rating and the ability to return to work without restrictions. The range would increase from there to $50,000 or $100,000 with some fairly significant permanent impairment of motor function or inability to perform at least some your job duties.
If your MMI is 30% (70% disabled), or more and you can never return to your former job duties, you have constant pain and the defendant is a commercial carrier with a multi-million dollar policy, you could seek $200,000, $300,000 or even more, based on your current salary and how many years you could have continued working.
Hopefully that helps give you an idea.
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