Since bicycle accidents can be so serious, a victim of one may have major injuries and massive medical bills. A victim may even die due to their injuries, and their family may struggle for years to recover. Everyone affected by a bicycle accident deserves compensation.
It can help people recover financially, afford any services needed, and support themselves in the future, so compensation may be imperative for these people. A Buford bicycle accident lawyer from Kaine Law can help you recover compensation in your or your loved one’s case. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases, so regardless of the nature of your case, we can help recover your damages.
The Damages You Could Recover in a Bicycle Accident Case
Through an insurance claim or personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you could claim and recover economic and non-economic damages, like:
- Your pain and suffering
- Your mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Property damage
You could also claim these damages:
- Your loss of consortium
- Your children’s loss of parental support
- Lost family income
- Funeral and burial/cremation costs
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident lawyer serving Buford, call 404-214-2001
Determining Fault in Bicycle Accidents
It could be that the driver in your case is entirely to blame. However, another party may be partially to blame, such as the city government. If city workers neglect to put up construction signs for their work, the city may be partially to blame for an accident. Likewise, if a driver is a city employee, the city may be partially to blame for an accident.
Multiple parties may be to blame for your accident, but you may be unable to identify these parties on your own and hold them accountable. A lawyer from our firm can do this for you. It will require finding evidence of fault and proving fault to an insurer or a court.
Your lawyer may find evidence in:
- The report the police wrote up after your incident
- Traffic camera or dash-camera footage of the incident
- Photos or footage witnesses took
- Your medical documents
Proving a party’s fault may require corroborating evidence, such as witness testimony or a medical expert’s statement. Proving fault also requires showing how a party was negligent in a situation.
Your lawyer will have to prove the other party in your case was negligent. Your lawyer can do this by showing the criteria for negligence, which include:
- Duty of care (a defendant’s responsibility to act responsibly)
- Breach of duty (a failure in the aforementioned responsibility)
- Causation (the failure in responsibility resulted in the incident)
- Damages (the harm done to you and to your finances)
Without a lawyer on your team, it may be difficult for you to establish the other party’s fault and convince an insurance company or a court that you deserve all your damages. A Buford bicycle accident lawyer from our firm can help prove the other party was at fault for your accident and that you deserve your due damages.
Additionally, your lawyer can protect you from any accusations that you are partially at fault for your incident. In Georgia, if a claimant is found to be partially at fault for their incident, their compensation amount will be reduced. Your lawyer can help prevent this from happening to you.
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Do I Need an Attorney?
You never require an attorney by law, but you may find an attorney invaluable. A personal injury attorney from our firm will do the following for you and more:
- Gathering evidence for your case
- Corroborating that evidence with witness/expert statements
- Determining whether more than one party is to blame for your incident
- Establishing the other party’s negligence and fault
- Evaluating your damages for you
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurer on your behalf
- Representing you and your family in or out of court
- Maximizing your payout for you
Since you won’t pay your attorney anything unless they do recover damages for you, you have nothing to lose by hiring one of our attorneys.
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Is There a Deadline for a Bicycle Accident Case in Northern Georgia?
There may be a deadline in your case if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Georgia, claimants have two years after their incident to file the suit, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33.
So long as you can meet this deadline, you could recover damages in your suit. If you can’t meet the deadline, you may not be able to recover damages. Your lawyer can help you meet the deadline if you hire them soon.
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About Our Lawyers
Our firm represents individuals and their family members who are struggling after a personal injury incident. These people may be struggling in many ways, but we’re able to relieve them of legal issues and, in many cases, financial issues. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for their clients, so were able to afford rehabilitation and have recompense for the harm done to them.
Our lawyers have been recognized for those results. They’ve received numerous awards, including many awards from Expertise.com and a 10.0 rating from Avvo, a reputable organization that offers law firm referrals and reviews.
Since our lawyers operate on a contingency basis, you won’t pay yours anything unless they settle your case or recover a verdict for you.
Contact Us for a Buford Bicycle Accident Lawyer
We’re confident we can help in your or your loved one’s bike accident case. During a free, no-obligation consultation and case review, we’ll explore your legal options with you and explain in more detail why you should have a lawyer for your case. If you choose to hire one of our personal injury lawyers, your lawyer will do everything they can for you to maximize your payout.
Contact Kaine Law today for your free consultation.