You should notify your insurance company, unless you want to pay all the damages. They will hire a lawyer to deal with the issues concerning what happened, if they need too.
Always bring in the insurance company as soon as possible. It may not be too late. Over the issue of the cost, the insurance company's exist to deal with claims like this and their vast resources to address problems.
You don't need an attorney. The only thing he should have done differently was to notify your insurance company, immediately.
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