A car accident can leave you with serious injuries and economic hardship. You may be burdened with medical costs, vehicle repair bills, and other expenses related to your accident. If your injuries have left you unable to work, even temporarily, you may be unable to pay for your day-to-day expenses on top of the bills from the accident.
A car accident lawyer serving Covington from Kaine Law can determine the value of your damages and help you recover them.
Get a Free Consultation for Your Car Accident Case
Because we work on contingency, Kaine Law offers free consultations for all car accident victims. We also do not charge any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. You only pay us if we win compensation for you.
Our team takes pride in helping personal injury victims recover damages. We have helped our clients recover millions in damages for injuries caused by other people’s negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Covington, call 404-214-2001
Our Lawyers Can Handle Your Car Accident Case
The team at Kaine Law can handle every detail of your case, from start to finish. Here are some ways we can help you by:
- Investigating the accident (e.g., gathering police reports, taking pictures of the scene, interviewing witnesses, and more)
- Estimating the value of your damages
- Filing an insurance claim on your behalf and submitting supporting documents
- Taking over all written and verbal communication with the insurance company
- Negotiating a settlement
- Representing you in court
They Can Help You Comply With State Deadlines
Georgia limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after a car accident. O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 sets the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit at two years. If you wait longer than two years, you might forfeit your right to seek financial compensation.
They Can Prove Negligence to Determine Liability
Negligent drivers who cause car accidents can be held legally liable for accident-related expenses. A Covington lawyer at our firm can apply the following four elements of negligence to your car accident to determine whether the other driver was responsible.
- Duty of care: All drivers have an obligation to drive in a safe manner that does not harm anyone else on the road, including other drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians.
- Breach of duty: Many driving behaviors qualify as a breach of duty, including driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, reckless driving, and more. Your lawyer will investigate your accident to determine if the other driver was driving unsafely.
- Causation: Your lawyer must show that the other driver was negligent and that his negligence caused the accident and your resulting damages.
- Damages: Your lawyer will estimate the value of your damages caused by the accident.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
You may be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages in a car accident case. Some of which include:
- Medical bills: for ambulance transportation, emergency room visits, doctor’s appointments, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, and prescription medications
- Future medical bills: if your injuries will require ongoing care
- Property damage: for both auto body and mechanical repair or if your vehicle needs to be replaced
- Lost wages: if you must take unpaid time off work to recover
- Future loss of earning capacity: if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous career
Your lawyer will support their estimate of your damages with evidence, including:
- Medical records and bills
- Receipts for vehicle towing, repair, or replacement
- Past wage statements
You may be entitled to non-economic damages if the accident has negatively impacted your life, causing you pain and suffering or mental anguish. Here are some reasons you may be entitled to non-economic damages:
- You face a long recovery or multiple surgeries for your injuries.
- You develop mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, or insomnia.
- Your quality of life has been reduced because you can no longer participate in certain activities or hobbies, your injuries make you housebound, or more.
Your lawyer can interview you, your friends, and your family to get a sense of how your injuries impacted your life.
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How Contributory Negligence Affects Your Damages
Georgia has a contributory negligence policy set forth in O.C.G.A. 51-12-33 which considers the contribution of each driver to the accident. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages as long as the other driver was 51% or more responsible for the accident.
If you were partially responsible, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your contribution. For example, if you were 25% responsible for the accident, you can only claim 75% of your damages.
The other driver and his insurance company may try to use this law against you. If they can prove that you were more than 49% at fault for the accident, they will not have to pay you anything. Your lawyer can dispute these claims and stand up for your rights.
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Start Your Fight for Compensation Today
Act now if you were injured or lost a loved one in a car accident. Call for your FREE case consultation to learn how our Covington lawyer can help you with your car accident case. Our number is (404) 214-2001. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work on your case.