You may be able to be compensated for the medical bill and for pain and suffering. Save the food and document everything. Talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Usually, the consultation is free.
Your question is not clear. What do you mean by a “settlement filed against” you? Is the injured party after you in person? Did he/she not release you when he settled with the insurance company? I need more info to answer your question.
It is hard to answer this question without knowing more facts about your case. However, I do not expect any insurance company to pay for damaged without conducting an investigation to determine the validity of your claim. To be safe, consult a lawyer in your area.
The facts that you describe does not provide me with a clear picture of what took place. It sounds like you have had an offer for settlement but it is not clear who and how much was offered. I will need to take a look at your file before I can answer your question. If you do not not trust your attorney, you need to see another one immediately.
Medical Malpractice actions are very expensive to prosecute due to strict pre-suit statutory requirements and the need to hire expert witnesses. If the damages do not justify such a lawsuit, then no attorney will handle it. You are saying that you will fully recover in 9 month. Without any additional facts, I believe your damages are not enough. I, however, need more facts and your medical records to better evaluate your case.
An attorney can put a Lien on case if he spent time and money on the case. However, these liens have to be reasonable. Your attorney should be able to evaluate the reasonableness of such lien. Good luck.
The first step is to check for insurance coverage, BI, UM or UIM. If none, then the second step is to check and see if the responsible parties have any assets that you can go after. If none, then it will be very hard for an attorney to recover anything. Good luck
It is not clear from your question whether they are after you personally or after your insurance company. If they were after your insurance company, then you insurance company will hire a defense lawyer to defend you. Need more facts.