Recovering compensation does not need to be a time-consuming, stressful process. With Kaine Law on your side, you only have to worry about rebuilding your life and getting better.
Were you or a loved one hurt in a car accident? Your recoverable damages may include medical bills, lost income, and property damage costs. A Carrollton personal injury lawyer from our team is here to help you. Start pursuing the compensation you need today.
What Can a Lawyer in Carrollton Do for Me?
Our team provides a comprehensive list of legal services. Whether it comes to negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit, we put our clients first.
With Kaine Law on your side, you can rest assured that:
The Insurer Will Not Take Advantage of You
O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34 prohibits bad faith insurance practices. However, even with these laws in place, they do not stop many claims adjusters from employing them.
They are not allowed to:
- Deny your claim without giving you a valid, written reason as to why
- Refuse to investigate your case
- Offer you lower money than you are entitled to receive
They must also promptly respond to your communications. Kaine Law protects its clients against these tactics. We are going to do everything we can to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
Your Lawsuit Will Be Filed on Time
You have two years from the date of your collision to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. If time permits, our team will file your lawsuit on time.
Doing so will protect your right to fair compensation. By failing to file your case on time, the court could refuse to hear your case. We do not want this to happen, so we will manage the filing process on your behalf.
We Will Investigate the Cause of Your Accident
When negotiating with the insurer, we will need to show evidence of how your accident happened. We are not just personal injury lawyers; to some extent, we are also investigators. To uncover the cause of your accident, we will:
- Speak with bystanders and expert witnesses
- Gather photographs of your injuries and property’s damage
- Secure traffic camera footage
- Read the police report
- Examine your medical records (with your consent)
Through our investigation, we may find that a negligent motorist, parts manufacturer, or government organization caused or contributed to your collision.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Carrollton, call 404-214-2001
Examples of Accident-Related Losses
We want you to recover compensation for all of your accident-related damages. First, we will determine the at-fault party and file a claim with their insurance provider. Yet, if the insurer denies your claim or otherwise impedes the claims process, we can file a lawsuit.
We will seek compensation for the following damages:
- The cost of treatment, assistive devices, and hospitalization
- Your lost income
- Forfeited tips, bonuses, employee benefits, and commissions
- The cost of fixing or replacing your car
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Depending on your circumstances, you could recover other types of losses than those listed here. A Carrollton car accident lawyer from our firm can evaluate your case and explain what financial recovery options you have.
What Should I Know About Pursuing Compensation?
This might be your first time filing an insurance claim. That is certainly not a problem because our team will handle everything involved in your car accident case.
However, before we get started, here are some things that we want you to know about the claims process:
Georgia Has Comparative Negligence Laws
After your accident, law enforcement, the insurance company, and other parties may have assigned you a percentage of fault for the accident. This is explained in more detail under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33.
- You can recover compensation as long as the other party is more at fault than you.
- Your portion of fault for the accident will take away from the amount of money you can get.
- If you are found to have caused the accident, you could lose the right to seek financial recovery.
We know that this law is confusing. Yet, Kaine Law is here for you. We can explain how this law affects your case and how much money you can receive.
Lawsuits Are Different than Claims
There are different obligations that go into claims and lawsuits. For instance, filing a claim involves talking to the insurance company, reading the liable policy, and proving liability.
Filing a lawsuit, however, involves going to court, cross-examining witnesses, and abiding by courtroom procedures.
Additionally, the statute of limitations applies to lawsuits––not claims. While your insurance company will likely have a deadline by which you must file your claim, this deadline may not necessarily apply to your lawsuit.
Your Lawyer Works on a Contingency-fee Basis
Kaine Law does not request payment upfront. We do not require ongoing hourly rates as we manage your case, either. We work on a contingency-fee basis, and we only get paid for our help if we win your case.
We get paid from the settlement we get for you. If we cannot win your case, then you do not pay our attorney’s fees.
What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident in Carrollton?
After getting hurt in a car accident, the following measures could help you recover compensation:
- Seek medical care for your condition
- Keep records of your economic damages
- Do not do anything that makes your injuries worse (like heavy lifting or engaging in contact sports)
- Refrain from talking directly to the insurance representative
You should also avoid posting about the collision to social media. Anything you post could be accessed by the claims adjuster and be used against you.
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Call Kaine Law for More Information
A Carrollton car accident lawyer from our firm can manage everything that goes into building your case. You can begin a free case review at no obligation. Dial (404) 214-2001 to talk to our team.