The good news is that you have real rights and stand a decent chance in your claim. That includes the nightmare aspect of what you went through.
The bad news is that there is no credible chance of your being treated right by the insurance company if you try this one without an attorney.
Feel free to give us a holler if you'd like to talk about it. We handle cases all across Texas, and my associate is a nurse and an attorney, so we'd not overlook the medical issues in your case. But if you prefer somebody local, I know the folks you should contact, too.
I suggest you contact a personal injury attorney in your area to see whether or not they are able to undertake your representation. I think you will also find it helpful to review some of the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com, many of which deal with the situations you are now facing after this collision.
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