Anybody here have any experience dealing with these sharks? Tell me what you think. A couple of months ago I was hit from the side by an elderly driver, pushing my car head on into a telephone pole at about 45MPH. The car was totaled, glass broken everywhere, doors couldn't be opened, even the inside radio panels were blown out. I went back later and found pieces of the car 30 feet away. The telephone pole was leaning about 10 degrees and had a crack about 8 feet long along its height. The steering wheel in my car was bent from my chest and my elbow went through the windshield. I was taken to the ER in an ambulance in an immobilzer to get CT scans. So that's the background. I settled for the car value right away, but have been waiting to settle for everything else. Made several trips to the chiropractor, but determined he wasn't helping. I developed a numbness in my ulnar nerve (left pinky), and neuro tests confirmed it was damage to my elbow, but it shouldn't be permanent. Still, it's painful to sleep on my left side, and will be for a couple months. On advise of an attorney, I kept a detailed log of my day to day progress for the first 45 days after the accident. I was prescribed Percocet after the accident, but no broken bones. I also have detailed pictures of my injuries, car, and accident sitet (they took full responsibility). I have a couple of scars from stitches on my elbow and hand, though I have so many scars it doesn't really matter to me. Now the insurance company wants to give me $3450, after their initial offer of $1000, which I thought was rather insulting. So given this background, should I get a lawyer? What kind of figures are we talking about? I'm not going to exaggerage my pain and I'm not going to try to milk this to the last cent. Nor do I want to be taken advantage of. The most common response everybody gives me is "take them to the cleaners," but I need to hear from somebody who has some legitimate experience with this. Thanks.