I suspect much of the same answers to this inquiry as were given in your last. Is it possible to manage your case yourself? Yes. Should you in light of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy complications? Absolutely not.
Would it be faster if you handled this on your own? That depends on whether you want fair compensation for your injuries. If you want fair compensation for your injuries, you need to complete your medical treatment, request and review all your medical records, submit a demand...
Assuming you have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy, you should call your insurance company and file a claim. If you are injured, you should call a personal injury attorney. These cases are often complicated and you'd be best served at least consulting with an attorney.
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. As a cyclist myself, I understand what this must have done to you.
You really should speak with your attorney about what constitutes a "reasonable settlement" in your case. If you have not retained an attorney, you really should. These types of cases are case-specific and factors such as the amount/extent of treatment, the crash itself, you as a plaintiff and the other driver as a defendant, etc. The variables are far too numerous to list here. I'd...
By the sounds of your post, it is WAY too early to be even considering settlement. You should not think about settlement until at least your husband is back to normal and no longer undergoing treatment for symptoms associated with the crash. You should also consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area. Most offer free consultations and you're likely to do much better in the settlement process if you are represented by an attorney who is experienced in these matters.
It sounds as if you are very much in need of an attorney consult. The situation you describe is straight out of the insurance company's playbook. Here is a fairly large case that they are trying to resolve with an inexperienced victim before they hire an attorney to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. Do yourself a favor, call a personal injury attorney. Most offer free initial consultations.
You should contact a personal injury attorney ASAP--today. These cases are highly complicated and the legal issues are broad and diverse. Speaking with an attorney will make sure that your brother's rights are protected and that his recovery is maximized to the fullest extent allowed by law.
I changed the practice area of your post to Criminal Defense as opposed to Car Accident, as it sounds as if the advice and counsel you are seeking is more along those lines. Best of luck to you and him, and here's to hoping he can learn and grow from this experience. It sounds like he's got great and loving parents. Keep it up!
Yes. After a lien has been satisfied, the health care provider can still seek to recover monies owed directly from his or her patient. Most often, attorneys will seek to negotiate a settlement with the provider to prevent this from happening, other times, when the amounts at issue are large, a bankruptcy is the best option. You should discuss this issue with your attorney and or seek independent counsel from a bankruptcy attorney if that is appropriate.
agree with everything stated already. I would add, that if you choose (please don't) not to hire an attorney, you should definately wait to settle your case at least until you are done receiving treatment for your injuries. We see people all to often who come to us saying, "I settled my case for X but I'm still hurting really bad and the insurance company won't even pay my medical bills." Don't make that mistake.