Bike accidents are less common than car accidents, but the laws applicable to each are generally the same. You can read the car accidents page for a discussion about how insurance companies have the upper hand when an injured person does not have counsel.
One of the challenges in bike accident cases is that there is often a bias against bicyclists. Many motorists do not understand the law and treat bicyclists as obstacles rather that people entitled to share the roadways. One of the things we focus on in bike accident cases is educating juries about bicyclists’ rights and helping them imagine how it might feel to be in such a vulnerable position around a careless motorist. Convincing an insurance company how the jury will see the case at trial is the best path to settlement. Check out the video and give us a call.