It does indeed matter. You need a personal injury lawyer, and perhaps even one with a subspecialty in automobile accident cases. The trusts attorney retained by your mother may prove helpful as time goes on, however. If your child has continuing injury then she may need to have a Special Needs Trust created and the trusts attorney should be able to counsel you on that matter, if need be.
This may be a case where a lawyer handling medical malpractice claims would be willing to represent you. It all depends on the degree and permanency of your injury and whether or not the proper standard of care was met by the doctor. You need to talk to an attorney about this who can help you decide if it is worthwhile to proceed.
There are many reasons why a lawyer would ask you to get the records. Believe it or not, one reason is that it may well be easier for you to get them. Many hospitals now subcontract out record retrieval to a third party vendor. This means that the lawyer will write to the hospital for the records, the hospital will send the request to the vendor who will then work on it. The vendor then sends a bill to the lawyer, the lawyer sends the check to the vendor, the vendor then gets the records and...
You should call a lawyer who will be able to investigate the issues of prompt payment of your bills, continued medical treatment you may require, and the possibility of a liability suit for your injuries.
You will only have to pay one fee to one lawyer, and that will be calculated based on the fee agreement which you signed. If there were two different lawyers involved in the resolution of your case, they will share the fee based on the amount of work they did, their own agreement between one another, and in some states, your agreement as to how they share the fee. However, that will not increase the total fee you are charged.
There are three pieces to every personal injury suit:
3. insurance coverage
It certainly seems as if you have the first two. You need to consult an experienced lawyer in your community who can help find adequate insurance coverage to see that you are fairly compensated.
This is a matter for your homeowner's insurance carrier to handle. If you get any letters, court papers or phone calls from a lawyer, be certain to forward them to your insurance agent or insurance company. They will defend you in any such action.
You do not specify the extent of your injuries. In Pennsylvania, a driver such has yourself, can purchase either "full tort" or "limited tort" automobile insurance. If you have limited tort, then you can only file suit for more serious types of injuries, but if you have full tort, then even lesser injuries can be the subject of a suit. You should consult a lawyer to determine where are are with respect to those issues. As far as the rudeness from the EMTs, that may not be something that is...
There may be liability here, but another issue is if there are damages (injury) sufficient to be worth legal involvement. Please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will be able to review and assess the entire situation and advise you if it is prudent to proceed.