Compensation for Bike Accidents
"Should a motorist and bicyclist receive the same compensation for similar injuries?"
It may seem like common sense to assume that a bicyclist and motorist who sustain similar injuries in an accident would receive the same compensation; however, this does not seem to be the case. Recent studies have shown that bicyclists typically receive lower settlements than motorists who sustain the same types of injuries.
The studies have shown that victims of car crashes typically receive about 30% to 40% more in financial compensation from insurance companies than victims of bicycle accidents. If you are a bicyclist who gets involved in a bicycle and car crash in Atlanta, then you need to hire an attorney.
An experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney may be able to get you a higher settlement than you could get on your own, as such an individual knows how to fight the insurance companies to receive a just offer for your case. It is important that you have a knowledgeable bike accident attorney representing you. Contact Kalka & Baer LLC to speak with an injury attorney today.