Knowing the terminology lawyers use doesn't qualify you to handle a personal injury claim, or even evaluate it. You should get a good lawyer and let the lawyer handle it. If you try to represent yourself the insurance company will take advantage of you.
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The best thing you can do right now is to follow your health care professionals' advice and concentrate on getting better - you may also want to begin the process to find the right experienced personal injury attorney to help you as I believe you will need professional assistance to help with the various issues in your case: two "at-fault" drivers means two insurance companies trying to avoid responsibility; job offer instead of steady employment and continuing treatment means uncertainty in determining what your loss of wages or earning capacity might be; your inability to take care of the activities of daily living as well as the inconvenience and the other effects of your injury, are ongoing.
Research the lawyers in your community - don't just rely upon television commercials or the yellow pages; ask your friends for recommendations; find out which lawyers have experience dealing with cases similar to yours; make sure the lawyer is comfortable taking your case to trial if a fair settlement is not possible - and then hire that lawyer and rely upon their advice.
Call Lance Williams in charlotte. Sorry to hear about your situation.
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The only way you should approach it is to immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can make sure you do not sabotage your own claim by trying to handle it yourself.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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Best bet is to not play lawyer, but to retain one. Avvo has a terrific "find a lawyer" tool to find a top-rated Avvo attorney with a low contingency fee.
You shouldn't approach anything. You should hire a qualified personal injury attorney to handle that for you. I always advise potential clients to not play lawyer, just the same as you making a decision to not play doctor after this accident.
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Your spouse would make the loss the consortium claim, not you. Do yourself the biggest favor and hire an attorney.
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