My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Alabama
I was recently in an accident involving a drunk driver who was driving a vehicle that did not belong to her. I managed to get in contact with the owners ins company and they have offered to settle with me for $2150 in pain and suffering and lost wages. They have also agreed to pay 3000$ in future medical treatments. This does not include the money for the vehicle being totaled. Right now I am on short -term disability and leave of absence from work. I am receiving 60% of my regular wages on STD.
My question is does this settlement sound reasonable or should I get a lawyer involved? I'm not looking to get rich of this accident and so far the ins company has picked up the bill on everything, even adding funds to replace a radar detector and GPS that got destroyed in the wreck. My injuries are not life threatening but because of them I am not able to return to work for at least a month.
Most people (friends and Family) I've spoken to seem to advise me to get a lawyer but they are all assuming I'm going to get like a million dollars out of the deal. I'm just really confused and would like some level headed advice