What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
My question is whether I need to seek a PI attorney or whether I can do this myself?
Recently I was involved in an auto accident which was my fault. I suffered from neck injuries and would like to receive monetary compensation.
I was told that when seeking monetary compensation two steps needs to be completed. First, I need to find a medical provider (chiropractor) that is willing to negotiate the bill when paid. Second, once I complete treatment and receive an evaluation of my injuries along with the bill, I am supposed to submit the claim to the insurance company. When the insurance company settles the case, I negotiate the bill with the medical provider which is typically limited to 33% of the settlement check.
I am having problem because the insurance company is requesting support that the bill was actually paid. My question is whether my results would be the same if the I seek out a PI attorney to handle the case. I am wondering if the results would have been different if I was not at fault.
Any advice would be helpful as well as any resources that I can look to such as books and technical manuals. Thanks.