Q: Would obtaining a lawyer be beneficial to make sure I receive proper payments from a personal injury? I was in a car accident in which the other driver was ticketed and his insurance company is taking responsibility. I injured my sternoclavicular joint (collar bone and sternal joint). I have been to the doctor multiple times, and a physical therapist who then referred me to an orthopedist. the accident occurred months ago and I still the same pain as I did the day of the accident.
I represented a female client with this same injury and in the end the workers' compensation insurance company paid for a breast reduction because her sterno-clavicular joint injury would not heal. This can be a very debilitating injury. Your care and future care needs to be carefully evaluated for a proper measure of damages and that's beyond any normal layperson's abilities. I would agree you need to hire a lawyer. If my office can help give us a call; if not best of luck to you.