3 car accidents are always tough! You need an attorney who can prosecute the case against the person who pushed you but also defend you against the person you hit!
Your gut instinct is right that you have questions regarding your rights and your case. Insurance companies give cases like yours a hard time even if the police report finds the other person at fault. You should hire an attorney now before you hurt your case (happens unfortunately very often). You should hire a lawyer to help you out with the claim because regardless of the outcome of the police report insurance companies give unrepresented people a tough time.
You are entitled to have your property damage, medical bills and future medical expenses PAID FOR BY THE OTHER PARTY'S INSURANCE. The attorney you hire will handle the claims process from start to finish.
But you are going to need to see a specialist to even get a shot at getting future medical treatment from the Defenedant. Moreover it sounds like the accident is completely the other persons fault so you don't want this case to become a difficult one because of lack of inattention. The insurance company will make you believe that your case is worth very little... Regarding pain and suffering, you need to speak to an experienced attorney that can strategize your case. Just because you were in an accident doesn't mean you have pain and suffering, at least thats what the insurance companies think. Make no doubt about it you have a great case, but you need help from a professional. You are entitled to your medical bills being covered as well.
Do you feel that you are at the same medical condition that you were before the accident? As a basic premise I wouldn't handle your claim by yourself. The attorney you hired can likely refer you to a doctor, if you ask for one, who will see you with no upfront payment!
With a case like yours it seems like you have some good facts in order to get a high settlement, but your case definitely needs to be developed further to corroborate your story. The most important thing when building your case are: liability (were you at fault); how bad are your injuries to your body. A lot of these things sound like they are not complete yet in your case so its something that is worth hiring an attorney for in order to get a sense of whether you have a case and what the strategy would be for you to build a strong case!
Its very possible that your case is worth more than the $$$ that the insurance company will offer you by yourself. Make your life easier and call an attorney today, you won't regret it.
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Your own insurance company is responsible for defending you - this is really not something you should have to worry about. If you don't have faith that they are doing their job properly, I suppose you could hire an investigator and an accident recontruction expert to prove you were not at fault, but I think your money would be better spent elsewhere. Just cooperate with your insurer's investigation.
You can report this to the insurance company and let them handle it. They will investigate the facts about the fraud guy. be sure to cooperate with your insurance company. If you have sufficient insurance limits, you should be fine. If you are still concerned, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer about how to protect your assets.
Retain your own attorney if you're that concerned. You have no basis to call this injured gentleman a fraud. Good luck.
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This is why you have insurance. Turn it over to them and let them handle it.
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Unless you are very well off financially, I would consult with your ins co about it investigating and defending you. If you have substantial assets, hopefully you have high liability limits. As pointed out, you can hire an investigator on your own, but it may not be necessary. You didn't say whether the police made a report. if they did, they usually note the statements of the parties at the scene. if so, he may have told them what he told you. if so, he may have set himself up for failure.
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