If you’re overwhelmed by the unexpected expenses stemming from your car accident, we can help. An Athens car accident lawyer from Kaine Law can provide legal support while pursuing compensation to cover your personal and financial losses.
We also work on a contingency-fee basis. Until you recover compensation through a settlement or verdict, we don’t accept a penny of payment. A positive outcome for you is a positive outcome for us.
You Can Recover a Host of Accident-Related Losses
To work with our team, you do not have to be catastrophically injured, accumulate a certain amount of medical bills, or be fully recovered first. You just need to have damages.
If you are a Clarke County car accident victim, you have a right to receive medical attention, speak to an attorney’s team, and pursue damages.
You Could Recover Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages account for the personal aspects of your accident, like your lost independence or inability to be intimate with your spouse.
Some non-economic damages in your case could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring and disfigurement
You Could Get Economic Damages
Your economic damages refer to financial expenses, like the cost of the ambulance ride or the income you missed from being unable to work.
Some other examples include:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
You can recover both economic and non-economic damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
We Can Account for Your Future Losses
We can take stock of your losses to determine the value of your past, present, and future damages. Don’t worry about calculating these expenses by yourself.
We can do this on your behalf by:
- Reviewing your medical records and talking to your healthcare team
- Researching similar cases
- Evaluating your medical improvement
We can refer you to specialists, run your case by authorities in the field, and fight for the compensation we know you deserve.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
The actual amount of compensation you can seek varies depending on your unique needs and losses. We have obtained notable recoveries for some of our car accident clients, such as:
- $11 million for a car accident claimant
- $5.75 million for a collision caused by roadway defects
- $4.325 million for a collision involving drinking and driving
- $900,000 for a car accident claimant
- $571,498 for an auto accident
We can determine the value of your case by evaluating all aspects of your collision, including your medical bills, occupational difficulties, and personal losses. This allows us to know which settlements to accept and when to keep negotiating.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Athens, call 404-214-2001
How We Stand Up for You in and Out of Court
Some car crash victims assume legal intervention is a last resort. Kaine Law offers free consultations, so you can come to us with questions and concerns as soon as they arise.
You can seek help if your case involves:
- Uninsured drivers
- Underinsured drivers
- Denial of coverage
- Pressure to settle
- Lowball offers
- Concerns about your claim
- Questions about filing a lawsuit
You can also ask us how we consult with third-party field experts to build your case.
We Can Manage the Financial Recovery Process for You
Not only can we identify the negligent parties in your case, but we can also act as your go-between with the insurance company.
Remember: even if an insurance company makes it sound like a settlement offer has a time limit, take your time to consider it. Likewise, even if you don’t think you need to pursue a lawsuit to receive compensation, you can still seek our advice on handling an insurance claim.
How Photographic Evidence Forms the Foundation of Your Case
We will conduct an investigation to gather evidence. We will use our findings to prove negligence and assert the cause of your injuries. We can use photos of the following to prove your case:
- Your car’s damage
- Your external injuries
- Tire marks on the roadway
- Your imaging scans (like ultrasounds and x-rays)
- The accident scene itself
These images can provide insight into what happened and who was responsible, as well as support your argument for damages.
Other Evidence We Can Utilize
Photos are not the only weapon in your arsenal when pursuing damages. We can build your case by using other sources of information, including:
- Witness statements
- Traffic camera footage
- The police report
- The other driver’s history
- Your medical records
- Accident reconstruction specialist testimony
All of this highlights that the other driver did not behave with care on the road, leading to your injuries and qualifying you for damages.
We Can Address Your Case’s Challenges
Your car accident may have some aspects that you are uncomfortable with handling on your own. We can help if:
Your Accident Involved a Teen Driver
Every licensed driver has the same duty of care to uphold while on the road. This obligation extends to teenage drivers. Georgia law allows parents to be held liable for collisions caused by their minor children, according to O.C.G.A. § 51-2-2.
Your Accident Involved Wrongful Death
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you can pursue compensation for funeral expenses, remaining medical bills, and pain and suffering. Like personal injury lawsuits, you generally have two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
You’re Suing a City, County, or State
You have a right to sue if a city, county, or state played a role in your accident. The statutes of limitations differ depending on who you’re suing:
- City: Six months
- County: One year
- State: One year
However, many government departments have liability protections in place. Yet, together, we can explore your options.
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What You Should Do If You Were in a Car Accident in Athens, GA
The steps you take in the days and weeks after your accident can be crucial for your case. Our lawyers recommend the following:
Get Necessary Medical Care
Getting medical care is one of the most important things you can do for your injury case after a crash. This is important not only for your health but for the purpose of collecting compensation.
When you document your injuries through a medical exam, you can create a clear link to the car accident and your physical condition. In some situations, insurance companies may try to dispute your case if you delay seeking medical treatment for your injuries. For example, they may try to claim that you were hurt in some other incident and not the accident their client caused.
Once you get initial care, continue to follow your doctors’ orders. Get follow-up treatment or take recommended medications. Again, having clear documentation of your medical care will help to prove that you:
- Were seriously hurt
- Did all you could not to make your own injuries worse
Keep Your Own Evidence File
Solid evidence is the foundation of your car accident case. You can hang onto certain forms of evidence that could aid your case. For instance:
- Contact information from witnesses: You can pass any witness contact information along to your lawyer. They can then reach out to these contacts for statements about the accident.
- Crash report: According to information from Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, you could get a copy of your car accident report online or in person. A lawyer from our team can help you get a crash report if you are unable to.
- Receipts related to your accident: You may have needed to get transportation around Athens if your car was being repaired, or you may have needed to purchase medical devices for your injury.
Be Careful About What You Say
You could be tempted to speak about your case or your injury on social media. We recommend that you avoid making posts about the accident or your injuries. You should also use caution making any posts about your life after the accident, as even a simple photo of a walk in the park could make it look like your injuries aren’t serious.
Remember that the insurance company could access your posts and take the information out of context. Anything you say online could be used to harm your case.
Get a Free Case Review from Our Team
You don’t have to wait to get help with your car accident case. Our team offers free case reviews. By calling Kaine Law, you can learn everything you need to know about how to move forward with your case.
- Tell you if you may have a case for compensation against another driver
- Explain the legal process and how a lawyer can help
- Discuss any settlement offers you’ve received
- Tell you how the statute of limitations could affect your case
- Clarify how our contingency fees work
This no-pressure call can allow you to think through your options without obligation.
We Are Standing By to Hear Your Story
Contact Kaine Law today to receive a free consultation. Once on the case, a car accident lawyer serving Athens will be available to answer your questions, keep you up to date, and translate legal jargon.
Call us today at (404) 214-2001.