How old were you at the time? Did you ever receive treatment? Highly unlikely.
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Unless you were a minor at the time or the defendant(s) went out of state for most of the last five years, your claim, assuming you had one, is long gone. You can talk to a local personal injury lawyer and discuss all the facts but you don't describe having very serious injuries, so I doubt you will have much success.
As noted by the other responses, there may be a statute of limitations problem, but there are some limited exceptions that you can explore. The question that's begged is why have you waited so long to look into whether or not you have recourse? At any rate, it can't hurt to consult with an attorney. Personal injury attorneys usually give free consultations. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area... Best of luck to you...
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The statute of limitations has possibly lapsed. You should immediately contact an attorney to review the specific facts of your situation to see if you fall under some of the tolling exceptions, ie, minor, incapacity, incarcerated, defendant out of state, etc..
The Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims in California mentioned by some of my colleagues is only two years unless you fall within the few exceptions to that rule. Best of luck.
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