There are two systems at play- criminal and civil. Civil is for money damages. Criminal is controlled by the State and is for prison and other sanctions. We can look at the civil case and investigate fault and cause. No one can "force" the State to investigate of pursue criminal charges. Our condolences for your loss.
Wither your understanding of all of this or the lawyer's handling of all of this is wrong. Or both.
Our condolences. You need to demand a full, written accounting from the lawyer and, as communication is key, find a lawyer who will treat you with respect. Call or email a Florida lawyer if you want a more detailed second opinion.
Yes. Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors.
Even in soft tissue injuries, those tissues stretch and scar, or cause corresponding pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, leaving behind permanent problems for some. I have had clients need surgeries years later because of a bulging disk and have their entire world collapse for what seemed inconsequential at the time. Insurance companies want...
The file is owned by you, so yes, in theory, you have that right. However, you simply should hire a lawyer with experience, who cares about a client- not a cheeseburger factory like you see every 5 minutes on your television. We are happy to assist you with it. Check is out at www.knowthelawyer.com.