ok so i was riding my bike straight north and someone in a car turned left and hit me practically head on. i bounced onto the windshield smashed it and flipped over the car. he stopped and waited for the police and all that thank god. an ambulance came and got me and i didn't even break anything...i just can't move my left foot and my right knee is in a lot of pain. so anyways i picked up the accident report today from the police department. i'm not really sure what to do next. i've already had people coming to my door to talk to me about suing the guy. i would prefer to settle everything in a positive manner but i have no experience with this sort of thing. do i call the guy to get his insurance information and tell him i want him to pay for my bike? i'm a bike mechanic and because i can't stand up/walk around right now i'm missing work and hence not getting paid. should i get one of these lawyers and have it all go through him/her? i really just don't know how these things work and i don't want to screw anyone over but it is completely this guys fault. any advice or previous experience in similar situations would be appreciated.