If you were hit by a vehicle while riding a bike in Georgia and sustained only a few minor cuts and bruises, you may be wondering, “Am I eligible to file a bicycle accident claim?” More specifically, is there a minimum amount of medical bills that are required before you can make a personal injury claim? This can sometimes be a tricky question to answer.
Am I Eligible to File a Bicycle Accident Claim? | Minimum Amount of Medical Bills
The answer depends on the specific facts of your case. When we determine the value of your case, we take into account not just your current medical bills but also the impact that these injuries could have on the rest of your life. For example, if you suffered scrapes and road rash after being struck by a vehicle, you may not have substantial medical bills. Stitches aren’t typically very expensive. However, this might leave permanent scarring, which is leverage we can use against the insurance company to negotiate for a higher settlement offer.
Am I Eligible to File a Bicycle Accident Claim? | Disputes Over Liability
There are also other instances where you may have a high value of medical expenses, but it’s unclear who was responsible for the wreck. There’s dispute over liability. That case may have no value at all. It’s important not to get caught up on worrying about what the amount of the medical expenses incurred is and evaluate the injuries themselves, especially when those are permanent injuries. Even if they’re relatively minor, permanent injuries certainly have more compensable value than temporary injuries.
Contact Our Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyers Today
Were you or a loved one injured while riding a bike in Georgia and want to know if you are eligible to file a bicycle accident claim? Contact the experienced Atlanta bicycle accident lawyers at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.