2 years ago, I was riding a bicycle when I was struck by a turning vehicle: the driver's fault. I was hospitalized with a concussion and back + ankle injuries (total cost of medical treatment ~$8000). On my release, I followed up this care with my primary doctor. I engaged a lawyer and the lawyer urged me to go to a back specialist and a psychiatrist to verify my continuing pain and nightmares about the accident, but I did not doing either of these things because I was working long hours at the time and had many other things going on in my life. My lawyer tells me that because I did not follow up with this early enough, the value of my case has decreased, and that I should accept a settlement out of court to the tune of $30,000 (incl. 33% for lawyer + med. reimbursement). Is this right?
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