A question for anyone who has been through or knows about insurance settlements and lawyers.
It is finally three years down the road and I have recieved a settlement from the insurance company through the attorney. The civil case resulted in me getting half the value of my bike and costs which the lawyer kept all of ( costs and bike value for services rendered, I got sweet FA) The insurance case has finally resolved which concluded I was 100% not at fault for ditching my ZX11 thanks to council truck who pulled off to side of the road with no indication or warning from passing lane to slow lane shoulder. This case resulting in a payment of $30,000 plus contribution to costs all and further medical costs covered. The lawyer is now offering me $20,000 to shut up and walk away or if I want detailed analysis of all his fees, medical fees, accident investigator fees etc. as well as fees for calculating these costs, I would have to pay upfront before I could get the $30,000. At no time has he disclosed to me what the cost of anything is except to say the fees owing is quite "substantial". My thing is in both cases the result is a payment towards my lawyers fees but the dude will not let me know how much it is. The last thing I want to do is question him in case I piss him off and all of a sudden I end up with FA. Do I shut up and walk away or pay the $10,000 to know what costs are?