You should consult with a new attorney as soon as possible. You are going to have difficulty getting any settlement offers without your medical records. You should request the records and provide them to your new attorney so he can prepare a demand package to send to the insurance company.
It sounds like you need medical attention. It is quite normal for pain to arise a few hours or days after an accident. Consult with your physician and explain what happened. Afterwards, contact a local attorney to review your case. Slip and fall cases are subject to the laws of each state and may have more complications. Use Avvo to find counsel and schedule a free consultation. Best of luck and get well.
There is no hard and fast rule for calculating settlement amounts that I know of, but some people seem to agree that 3 times the medical bills is the average. However, there are many other factors that can contribute to your settlement, including: the culpability of the parties, the reasonableness of the medical treatment, the long-term effects of the injuries, etc. I suggest you discuss your case with a local attorney for greater guidance.
You should consult with a local personal injury attorney soon. There are many available here on Avvo, do a search and ask for a free consultation. Bring all the paperwork you have related to this claim. Best of luck.
If you are uncomfortable with the course of treatment recommended by your new physician, you should seek a second opinion or a new doctor all together. The use of drugs in pain management has been under some criticism due to the addictive consequences. It is possible your new doctor is just being cautious. You should consider scheduling an appointment with this doctor to discuss your concerns or consider finding a new doctor that will agree to continue the treatment that has already proven...
As suggested, you should hire local counsel to help you with this claim. Although you will pay a percentage of your recovery, your award is likely to be larger with an attorney. When you are unrepresented insurers know that the likelihood of litigation is minimal and they can pressure you to take less compensation. Best of luck.
You should consider hiring an attorney in this case. Although you will have to pay a percentage of your recovery, your award will likely be much greater and compensate for the difference. A personal injury attorney will demand not just compensation for your current injuries, but for the likely life-long effects of those injuries.
If you decide to proceed without an attorney, please remember that once you sign a waiver and accept a settlement you cannot later claim greater damages.
You can sue him for hitting your child if you sustained damages. For example, if your child was injured or his bike damaged you may have a claim. Consult with a personal injury attorney soon and take any records of having taking your child for treatment as a result of the accident.