My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Colorado
I had a T-bone like auto accident with another car, who came onto a highway without stopping at a stop sign. It was 100% the other car's fault, as backed up by the police report. I think it was a clear case, and the other party's auto insurance already assumed full responsibility for my medical expenses and property damage. My question is if there is still need to find an attorney to represent my case. If not, how much of a settlement I should expect or consider fair from the insurance company (besides medical expenses, loss of wages and other out-of-pocket expenses).
Here are some details about my case: I was hospitalized for 16 days (including 9 days at a inpatient rehab). After the accident, I had pulmonary contusion/lung collaps, broken rips, hip fracture, liver bleeding and minor spine compression. I then had a hip surgery, which subsequently disables me for 8 weeks without work. I have medical bills over $60,000 so far.
BTW, my own health insurance covers most of the medical bills. They have a big in-network discount, which shrinks the bills from $150,000 to $60,000. I wonder which number the insurance adjuster will look at when deciding the final settlement. Thanks!