If you filed on your own insurance and it paid for the property damage then your insurance company may or may not go to the at fault insurance company for payment. The insurance companies have agreements with each to work out these disputes. Since the property has been satisfied by your company the at fault company will have no responsibility to you for the property damage. This does not however, eliminate your option to seek other damages such as for injuries. And it should not interfere...
Yes, absolutely. There are several factors that need to be considered immediately. You need to preserve evidence and possible get an accident reconstruction. Insurance companies do not like cases with drinking involved. An attorneys help will maximize any value that you may have.
The answer is most likely. You have to review all safety equipment on site. State, city and local statutes and ordinances for violations. And many other variables. They are complex cases but can be successful. I have recently tried and settled a similar case in Houston for a apartment complex drowning. The city inspections and code violations help with that case. You should contact a personal injury attorney who have experience with these types of cases.
Obviously every case is unique. Damages in every case are also unique. They depend on medical billings, lost wages, other out of pocket expenses and also non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, etc. You should have a personal injury attorney evaluate your case. Do not visit with the insurance company without having done so first and certainly prior to signing anything from the insurance company.
You can hire an attorney at any point prior to signing a release in exchange for a settlement. Be advised that insurance companies are not your friends and are out for their best interest not yours. Your decision to not hire an attorney may have already damaged the value of your case and also may have rendered your case undesirable to most attorneys. I suggest you seek a free consultation immediately with a personal injury attorney.
In Texas if you are on the job and the employer does not subscribe to Texas Workers Compensation then you may very well have a compensable claim. You only have show negligence on the employer. I would definitely contact an attorney. There are statute of limitations on filing these claims, so I would do so sooner rather than later.
If you have uninsured motorists or personal injury protection insurance coverage then you should definitely call your insurance agent. You might also consider calling a products liability attorney to take a look at the vehicle, if the vehicle is still available. Other than that you should call an attorney to at the minimum and get some advice on what other options are available to you.