Someone backed into my Lotus at a stoplight (they're at fault, and I have their insurance details)
Now, I've gone ahead and called my insurance about this, but I'm wondering if that is the right path to take. A guy I know here at work said I should just hire a lawyer and take their insurance to task (there were no injuries, so this seemed a little excessive to me), including the diminished value claim in case I ever sell the car in the future (due to CarFax reports, etc).
Geico said I would pay my deductible, and they would sue their insurance company on my behalf to get my deductible back.
I also went to the collision repair shop, and they said it would take something like 6 weeks to order to front clam and then another 3 weeks to install. Their initial estimate said 14K for the repair work, and they have sent that to Geico.
Long Story Short - Should I hire a lawyer about this, or just let Geico handle it? Can I even hire a lawyer at this point now that I have involve Geico? I would have made a claim against their insurance company except that Geico was telling me I wouldn't be able to repair my car without visiting their insurance's claims adjuster, which would take longer.