I was on the shoulder, the car turned left right in front of me. I only had a couple of seconds to react. I grabbed my brakes and when I looked up he was right in front of me looking straight ahead-he obviously wasn't even looking my direction and the police report confirms the same "He didn't even know I was there until he heard me hit his car". I hit his car about middle of passenger side. I called the police and had a report written while I was cleaning my many cuts at home. I went over to get a copy of the report the next day and was told it wouldn't be ready for 5 days. I picked it up today and called his insurance company. They are claiming that it is a "no-fault" state and that my automobile insurance should pay for any medical claims. I asked for their claim number and they said there isn't one.
I took pictures of all my cuts and scrapes. Also, my bike is totaled, my helmet is cracked in three pieces, my sunglasses are wrecked, and my gloves have holes. I feel that his insurance should at the very least pay for my damaged property. Do you have any advice on how to achieve this without a prolonged/expensive court battle? Also, do you know of a good cycling attorney?