If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you may qualify to seek compensation in an insurance claim and/or lawsuit. Recoverable damages include the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and more. You can even get compensation for your pain and suffering.
A car accident lawyer at Kaine Law’s Conyers office can help you with your case. Our attorneys work by your side to retrieve evidence, build your case, value your losses, and seek fair compensation.
Can I Afford a Car Accident Lawyer?
Kaine Law attorneys work on a contingency fee. You do not pay any upfront fees, and you only pay fees if you recover compensation. You only pay fees after you recover damages, so there is no cost to hire a lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Conyers, call 404-214-2001
What Damages Are Recoverable After a Car Accident?
At-fault drivers are liable to provide compensation for your injuries. You could qualify to recover compensation for:
- Emergency care
- Ambulance transportation
- Surgery and medical treatment
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Other losses associated with your injuries
We have achieved sizable recoveries for many victims of car accidents, including several in the millions of dollars:
- $11 million for a car accident case
- $5.75 million for an accident caused by a roadway defect
- $4.3 million for a DUI accident (Our Conyers DUI Accident Lawyers can help you)
Your recovery should account for your current and long-term expenses and losses. Unfortunately, some insurance settlement offers only account for a small amount of the damages you deserve.
Do not settle without speaking with a car accident lawyer first. We will review your losses and build a case that fights for full damages.
Take These Steps After Your Car Accident on Conyers
The moments directly after your car accident may have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case. The experts recommend that you remain at the scene of the collision as leaving could lead to hit and run charges.
However, try not to leave your vehicle in the middle of the road. Pull off to the side or into a parking area nearby to get out of the flow of traffic. Once you have your vehicle in place, consider taking these steps:
- Contact the police and tell them about the accident
- Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and your injuries
- Speak with the other driver and witnesses to get their contact information
- Seek medical care for any injuries you sustained
- Call a car accident attorney in Conyers
You can work to get your claim off to a good start by following these steps.
Acts to Avoid After a Conyers Car Accident
Your lawyer may advise you to avoid certain activities in the aftermath of a car wreck. You may want to speak with a lawyer before you:
- Admit any fault for the accident
- Provide a recorded statement to insurance agents
- Post about the accident on social media
Admitting fault – even by issuing an apology to the other driver – may negatively impact your case. In some cases, insurance agents use apologies to claim that you caused the accident and that they do not need to cover your losses.
Insurance agents may also use any recorded statement against you. A lawyer can provide you with advice about how and what to communicate to insurance agents.
Potential Causes for Conyers Car Accidents
Lawyers often focus on determining the causes of your car accident in Conyers as they build your claim. If someone else caused the collision, you may receive compensation for your losses. Common reasons for car accidents in our area include:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving while distracted
- Fatigued driving
Drivers impaired by alcohol often make dangerous decisions on the road. They may swerve across lanes, drive too fast for conditions, or even lose control of their vehicle. All of these actions could result in an accident.
We also understand the severity of distracted driving. Drivers often experience distraction when they:
- Text on their cellphones
- Eat or drink while driving
- Try to manually adjust the radio station
Taking your mind off the road for even a few seconds allows things to change rapidly. Drivers have a responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and their mind on the road when they drive.
Fatigue often affects drivers in a way that resembles the consumption of alcohol. Tired drivers show lapses in judgment and often take dangerous actions. They may also fall asleep behind the wheel, leading to a major accident.
Discuss the specific causes of your accident today with a Conyers car accident attorney. Establishing liability helps you secure compensation for all your losses, including medical expenses and repairs for your damaged vehicle.
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How Can I Prove the Other Driver Is at Fault for My Car Accident?
Your case must prove that the defendant caused your accident and is, therefore, liable for damages. To do so, we must establish that they were negligent:
- Duty of care: All drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely.
- Breach of care: Your case must show that the other driver was careless, such as by speeding, driving while impaired, driving aggressively, or otherwise driving recklessly.
- Causation: You must prove that the driver’s negligent driving caused your injuries.
- Damages: Finally, your case must demonstrate that you experienced losses and expenses because of your injuries.
If your case establishes those four things, then you qualify to recover damages for your injuries.
Evidence Used to Establish Fault for a Car Accident
Our attorneys gather evidence that can help prove another driver was at fault for the accident. This evidence can include:
- Police or accident report
- Photos from the scene of the crash
- Video surveillance that captured the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction expert reports
Building a powerful, evidence-based case against the at-fault driver is essential to collecting compensation for your injuries.
How Do I Deal with Insurance Companies After an Auto Accident?
One of the most intimidating parts of a car accident case is dealing with insurance companies. Giving an inaccurate statement or accidentally signing a release of liability can damage your case.
Your car accident lawyer will take the lead in dealing with the insurance company. This includes helping you complete necessary paperwork, sending official correspondence and demands for compensation, and responding to insurer requests. Your lawyer will also look over any settlement offers from the insurance company.
Fighting Common Defenses in Auto Accident Cases
One common defense that insurance companies and defendants use is to argue that you share some or all of the blame for the collision. According to Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) §51-12-33, if you are partially responsible for a crash you cannot collect full compensation, but you can still collect some money. If you are more than half to blame, you cannot collect any compensation at all.
They may also argue that you waited too long to bring your case to court. O.C.G.A. §9-3-33 gives only two years after an accident to file your lawsuit. Failure to meet this time limit may mean that you might not be able to collect the compensation you deserve.
Your lawyer will address these defenses, file your paperwork on time, and build your case to prove the other driver’s fault and liability for your injuries.
Call Kaine Law for a Free Consultation
Give the legal team at Kaine Law a call today. We are standing by to provide a free consultation and take the first steps toward protecting your legal rights.
Reach out to us at (404) 214-2001 to see how a lawyer from our Conyers office can help you.