Your car accident injuries represent the negligence of another driver. While that can be frustrating, those injuries may entitle you to compensation from that party.
A car accident lawyer from Kaine Law in Decatur can investigate your case and determine what circumstances led to your collision. Along the way, we can gather facts and evidence that, along with your injuries, can emphasize the other driver’s liability.
Getting started is easy, as we offer all clients free initial consultations.
The Statute of Limitations Affects Your Personal Injury Case
With all car accidents, you have a window of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. For personal injury and wrongful death cases, you generally have two years to file your lawsuit, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
Even if you file a personal injury lawsuit, we can continue to communicate and negotiate with the insurance company, negligent party, or other attorneys. Most cases settle out of court.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Decatur, call 404-214-2001
We Make It Easy to Access Legal Help
Don’t let your financial fears keep you from pursuing justice. With us on your side, you can expect to receive:
- A free initial consultation
- A no-fee guarantee
- 24/7 support
- Multiple communication options
- Access to an attorney
In short, you can have your initial questions answered for free, consult with our team when needed, and only pay us when you get paid.
Negligence Entitles You to Damages
To pursue compensation, you must have sustained injuries due to negligence. The formula for demonstrating negligence following a car accident involves four essential aspects:
- Duty of care. The other driver had a responsibility to drive with care.
- Breach of duty. The other driver did not drive with adequate care.
- This lack of care caused the accident and your injuries.
- You have compensatory damages.
Thus, if someone else was at fault for your accident, you can hold them responsible for your accident-related expenses.
Negligence Entitles You to Economic Damages
Kaine Law can help you recover money that pays for your accident-related losses, some of which include:
- Emergency medical bills
- Doctors’ visits
- Medical equipment
- Surgeries and procedures
- Rehabilitation and therapy
Compensation for financial losses does not just involve reimbursement for your healthcare expenses. They also account for the wages you could not earn while you were recovering.
You can even pursue alternative therapies if they help you, such as chiropractic care or acupuncture. If you are dealing with an uncooperative insurance company that is unwilling to fairly pay for your losses, Kaine Law can help you.
Compensation Can Pay for Non-Economic Damages
As the dust settles, you may start to realize just how impactful this accident has been on your life. For that reason, you can also pursue damages to compensate you for the emotional turmoil of the crash.
Financial recovery for these expenses include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Many of these damages do not come with pre-established financial values. Nonetheless, one of our car accident attorneys serving Decatur can assign values to these losses and fight to obtain them.
Kaine Law Is Award-Winning and Certified
Entrusting your health and finances to someone else is not easy, and we want to put you at ease. In addition to being a part of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, we have received a number of accolades from the public and our peers.
Some of our recognitions include:
- Better Business Bureau accreditation
- American Institute of Legal Counsel 10 Best ranking
- AV Preeminent score
- Super Lawyers ranking
- Avvo rating of 10/10 for litigation
All this means that we work hard for our clients, both in and out of court. We want to go to work for you, too.
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How We Establish Negligence
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 94 percent of the time, the critical reason for car accidents is driver error. Despite this information, we will still need to gather evidence that shows how the other party caused your accident and injuries.
We can utilize:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photographic evidence
- Accident reconstruction specialist testimony
- Your medical records
- Police reports and citations
- The other driver’s background (if they had a history of negligent behavior)
Our goal is to provide the other party with information that supports your account. We can gather evidence from multiple avenues, such as traffic camera footage or text message records.
What if More Than One Party Was Involved in My Crash?
Some car accidents are multi-car collisions. In these situations, it can be challenging to know who to hold liable. Under Georgia’s contributory negligence law, you can pursue each party for damages if you were less than 50 percent at fault in the accident, per O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33.
We can help sort through the confusion by reconstructing the accident, evaluating the damage, and consulting with experts. Testimony can play a large role in assigning fault in cases like this, and we can utilize statements from both bystanders and experts.
What if a Teen Driver Caused My Accident?
Drivers aged 15 to 20 account for only 5.3 percent of all U.S. drivers but make up 34 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III).
If you find yourself in an accident involving an underage driver, you will likely deal with their insurance company or their parents when pursuing compensation, according to O.C.G.A. § 51-2-2.
Yet, if this was a factor in your case, you do not need to worry about it, as Kaine Law will handle the financial recovery process for you.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
At Kaine Law, we value communication with our clients. We want you to receive the information you need. Call our office at (404) 214-2001 to receive your free consultation where you can learn how a car accident lawyer serving Decatur can help you seek damages.
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