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If an injury happens after you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is not part of the bankruptcy estate. Thus, you can keep any award or settlement.
Here is a good link you can read: http://www.katzlawapc.com/the-effect-that-bankruptcy-has-on-personal-injury-awards-in-california/
Yes, if the accident occurred AFTER you filed chapter 7, it should not be part of your bankruptcy estate.