Yes, definitely call a lawyer asap. He/she will direct you further on what to do. Do not speak with anyone else especially insurance companies.
Best of luck.
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You should hire an attorney. You have a clear liability case, and need the guidance of an attorney.
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You should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer because the consultation is free and the attorney will explain your rights and how your medical bills will be paid. It will also be important for you to receive good quality care from a provider who treats car accident victims on a regular basis. You also need to notify your auto insurance company and report the incident.
Finally, do not speak with the insurance company for the other vehicle until you have consulted with a lawyer of your choosing.
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It is a good bet that the insurance company for the person that hit you is not working hard trying to pay you MORE money. They are likely working hard to pay you LESS money. Keeping that in mind, it is wise to have a lawyer in your corner working hard for your interest - not the insurance company. Most lawyers for these types of cases work on a contingent fee basis - meaning they get paid by a percentage of your recovery and you never have to pay the lawyer out of your pocket.
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Go to the doctor immediately. Retain an attorney who is experienced in personal injury.
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1. Don't talk to the insurance company. 2. DON'T talk to any insurance company. Retain a lawyer as soon as possible. Insurance companies (even yours) are big time businesses, they are looking to deny coverage at any expense. If you are under the new Florida PIP laws, going to a medical doctor within 14 days allows you to get either $2,500.00 or $10,000.00 in PIP coverage, depending on whether a Emergency Medical Condition is determined. After retaining a lawyer, you should seek medical attention in order to fully diagnose your injuries. It is very important to retain counsel and begin the process of getting proper treatment, these small things at the beginning of the case help maintain the value of your case.
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