Last friday, my father was hit by a car as he walked out of a Wal-Mart. He said he looked both ways and the only car was stopped at the top of an isle, as he was walking across, she accelerates into him claiming that he was in a blind spot caused by her roof pillar (!). The result of this is a deep gash on his left elbow, road rash on his right elbow and a broken bone in his knee. He had surgery to repair the knee and now faces a month long stay at rehab to hopefully be able to walk as he once did. This is going to be a costly medical bill and so far her insurance company, Progressive, seems willing to pay but I am feeling like maybe we should involve an attorney to make sure we don't get taken somehow. A rep from her insurance called to inquire about my dad and a question he asked seemed strange, How much do I think his hospital bill was going to cost? How the hell should I know?? Don't they usually get this information from billing? I did speak with a lawyer who says we can go about it in three ways: He can counsel me on what to do. He can work on an hourly basis and take over the case. he can work on contingency but only if there is enough potential money involved to make it worth his time. My dad is retired and at 76 is still very active in gardening. There is a chance he may never have full range of movement in that leg. There are no lost wages to consider, we just want his medical bills paid. I have never been in this situation and I could use some guidance.