If you signed releases, the original parties will be insulated from further claims by you. You may, however, have an action against the attorney who handled the case for you.
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take the closing statement you should have receivd, a copy of the release you probably signed prior to getting your settlement check, and any other documents you have about your accident to another attorney with whom you feel comfortable and have them review it for you.
If you agreed to the settlement and signed releases for the drivers then you cannot sue them again.
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What payments have you received and from who? The owner and the driver have responsibility. You may/may not have reason to consider a legal a malpractice suit.
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I am sure the other party took a release if they settled with you. Lawyers are not immune from suit. If you can prove that you could have collected the policy, and that your lawyer was deviated from the standard of care in handling your case you might be able to collect. You haven't told us the difference between your settlement and the policy, but if it is a small amount I say it would be to costly to sue.
Review the paperwork from the settlement of your case, especially the release. You probably released the drivers of the car when you signed the release. You should consult with an experienced lawyer if you want to pursue a claim against the lawyer who settled your case.
The insurance company probably made you sign a release that you cannot sue the driver after they pay you. I hope you had a lawyer before you signed that release. If you had a lawyer at the time, please call him/her for the settlement terms and who was released from liability.
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