Kaine Law can help you recover compensation for your damages if you were hurt in a bicycle accident. We can help you take action if you were harmed due to the negligence of a motorist, bicycle manufacturer, or government department in Atlanta.
An accident lawyer from our firm can advocate for your legal rights. We offer a free case review where you can talk about your situation.
We Can Determine Who Should Pay for Your Losses
First, we will start your case by determining who or what caused your accident. This is important because this will give us an idea of how long you have to file a lawsuit (if necessary).
Based on the evidence we find, we could hold one or more of the following parties responsible for your losses:
A Negligent Motorist
If distracted driving, road rage, failing to obey traffic signals, or another negligent action caused your accident, then another motorist could be responsible for your accident. You could have as little as two years to file a lawsuit against them, as described in O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
All motorists in the state of Georgia must carry liability insurance, according to the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire. We will seek to recover compensation for your losses through an insurance claim.
The Bicycle’s Manufacturer
Faulty brakes and cables are just two of the things that can keep a bicycle from operating properly. If your injuries were due to a defective product, you could hold the product’s manufacturer responsible for your damages.
We will prove that you were injured due to the defective bicycle in question. How long you have to take action against the liable party will depend on the circumstances of your situation, such as when you were hurt and when you purchased the bicycle.
A Government Department
Your accident may have been the result of poor roadway conditions. Uneven pavement, unclear marks denoting bike lanes, and other roadway defects could cause road users to get hurt. In this situation, you could have as little as six months to pursue a lawsuit. It all depends on whether you are suing a county, state, or city.
We have experience pursuing cases against government entities. We once recovered $5.75 million for a person who was injured due to a defective roadway condition.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer serving Atlanta, call 404-214-2001
We Can Help You Recover Compensation for Your Losses
A bicycle accident can cause both economic and non-economic damages for an injured claimant. We want you to recover compensation for all of them.
We can help you seek financial recovery for the following losses:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning ability
- Property damage expenses
We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are determined to resolve your case.
There Is No Average Settlement for a Bicycle Accident Case
As you do your research, you may be looking for an estimate of how much your case will settle for. Because every case is so different, there is no information regarding exactly how much you can receive for your bicycle accident-related losses.
The value of your case will depend on:
- Whether you suffered a life-altering disability
- Your quality of life
- Your diagnosis
- The medical care needed to treat your condition
- The circumstances that resulted in your losses
- The involved insurance options
Georgia does not place a damage cap on economic and non-economic damages. That means that there could be no limit to the amount of money you can request from the liable party.
Your Own Actions Could Influence Your Case’s Outcome
As we build your case, there are some things that you can do to help us. The following are not mandatory. However, in our experience, we have seen what a single misstep could do to a case’s outcome.
Following your bicycle accident, if you are able to do so, you should consider:
Deactivating Your Social Media Accounts
Even if you have set your social media pages to private, the insurance adjuster may still be able to see them. They could use anything they find to discredit your case.
You should consider deactivating your social media accounts while your case unfolds. If you are not comfortable with this, then take a break from posting for a while. Photos, statuses, and even shared images could be used against you later on.
Seeking Medical Care
After getting hit while on your bicycle, you may have been able to walk away from the scene with minor injuries. However, in the days following the event, you may start feeling symptoms.
You should consider visiting the emergency room, your primary care physician, or another healthcare provider. Be sure to keep copies of your lab test results, imaging scans, and prescription names. Your lawyer can use this information to establish the severity of your injuries and the cost of your medical care.
Letting Us Talk to the Insurer
The insurance company may not want to pay for your losses. It may argue that you caused the accident due to your own negligence. It may contest the cost of your damages.
By allowing us to talk to the insurer, your Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer can hold it accountable for your losses. We can even protect you against bad faith insurance practices, which are illegal under O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34.
Call Kaine Law for More Information
You can learn more about our services by calling Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001. During your free case review, you can ask us about:
- How much it costs to work with an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer
- How we can manage your case
- How the statute of limitations pertains to your situation
You can also ask us how we have used our experience to advocate for people just like you. Reach out to our law firm today.