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
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.
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 can not 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.
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Reach out to us at (404) 214-2001 to see how a lawyer from our Conyers office can help you.