EDIT: I should say now that I'm not talking about blackmailing or suing for damages. This is already a legal case where the police are involved and she's looking at serious repurcussions. I'm talking about the Korean practice of traffic offenders "settling" by paying the victim off in return for them dropping the charges that are already in place.
A while ago I got hit by a van, suffering a partially torn ligament and some scrapes and bruises. Police are involved and her auto insurance is paying my bills.
But most Koreans have told me that I should be getting some money out of this. I still have to give my statement to the police (going on thursday morning) and I'm wondering what I should do. Should I call the driver directly, saying I'll drop the charges if she pays me? Or should I go through legal services to sue her?
Is this something I should sort out before I give my statement to the police? or after?
And is there any offerers of free legal advice in Busan? Thanks.