Recommendation for a bike lawyer in SF
Hi bikers, I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction of a resource that can help me figure out what my rights are. I slightly scratched the side of a car with my handlebar -- really not much of a scratch, but more of a scuffmark. I was intending to do the right thing and pay for it, so I gave the driver my info. She is now going through a collection agency (for some reason it was beyond her to settle it with me personally) to recover her money and I think she's taking me for a ride, because the bill I got was for >1500. Is this normal? I was expecting to pay <500. What's my recourse? Should I get a lawyer involved? It seems silly for such a minor scratch, but since things are getting this blown out of proportion, I'd love help from someone who knows the bike / insurance world. Would love to know what my rights are. Are there lawyers who specialize in bikes stuff? Any advice is greatly appreciated!