I was hit by a car 2 years ago. I was on crutches for a year, then a cane and now a limp. I still have dead nerves and bruising but the doctors don't know if it will ever go away.
I was offered (what I originally thought) a substantial settlement sum. When I finally got the check...well, the bills didn't take long to come and eat it away.
Ah well. No one ever said life was fair.