i was in parking lot, standing still next to a friends car, out of the way of traffic, close enough i could touch his car, a guy backing out of another space didnt stop and hit me, pinning me between the two vehicles, i fell to the ground, luckily no broken bones but i was bleeding and i have leg contusions, i was taken away by ambo. treatment has been pain meds and anti inflamatory medicine, i i want to settle this with insurance company, my bills are around $2500 plus 2 days lost pay around $400. first questions is what is a reasonable amount of this claim, 2nd what is the reasonable amount of punitive damages, the driver was arrested for dui on the scene, so was his drunk female passenger. the insurance company has allready accepted responsiblity, i have two eye witnessesi have allready spoken to several attys and they all say the same thing, they dont have any idea what is worth, which i find to be impossible if you settle claims weekly, its not about fault, only about worth, i have allready establisted that with the ins company which is half of the work. if i hire atty it will only be about negotiating an amount and then giving them a 3rd. i need somone who specializes in punitive damages and can give me an idea what that is worth, i have gone thru this process before only to find out after i sign that oh your claim isnt worth that much, especially after atty gets me to rack up high medical bills. someone please offer me some serious advice
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