You should call a local attorney right away. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you pay a percentage of whatever they collect for you, and pay nothing if they don't. I am handling multiple bike accident cases right now, and there are some nuances to these types of claims. I am in your area if you'd like to call me. 9543412777. Good luck.
you can't be sued for not being a hero. However, you might be able to sustain an inadequate security claim against the building you work in or possibly against your employer if they knowingly exposed you to danger. You need to speak to an attorney who handles inadequate security cases to see if you have a claim, but you do not have a claim against the co-worker.
Sounds like you are not doing anything wrong. It sounds like the damages are not high enough to make it worthwhile enough for an attorney to bring a case. Have you contacted the hotel about paying your medical bills?
You may want to consider speaking to an attorney who handles asset protection. It sounds like you do not have much to protect, and an asset protection attorney can give you the correct information. While they do not work on a contingency fee, it would be worth it to pay for an hour of the attorney's time to get some advice concerning your situation for peace of mind.
Why don't you actually call the lawyer? Set up an appointment and he should explain everything to you. After you have tried to contact him in this fashion and he still won't get back to you or you don't like the answers you are provided, you may want to consider getting a different lawyer to represent you. You can switch attorneys if you are unhappy. You will not have to pay 2 lawyer fees. If anything is owed to the old lawyer, it will be settled between the two lawyers.
You absolutely can still assert a claim. The problem is that there likely will be a set off on your case of the $10,000 PIP that you should have had. For example: if you got a verdict for $100,000, automatically, it would become $90,000. If you never got the $10,000 of medical benefits from PIP, that seems unfair, but that is the law in Florida. I am a personal injury trial lawyer in Coral Springs, and would be happy to speak with you if you'd like.
They can do it and I have heard of this happening more and more of late. It does not sound like you have much in the way of assets, but it definitely be in your best interests to talk to a bankruptcy attorney to figure out your options.
Dealerships have insurance that covers these situations.This is not the first time something like this has happened. If you have insurance yourself, you should make them aware of the accident as well. If you receive anything from a lawyer, make sure you provide it to your own company as well as the dealership.