Any injuries caused by negligent behavior can entitle victims to compensation. For motorcyclists injured by drivers, equipment failures, or poor road maintenance, the injuries and corresponding expenses can be more severe.
If this happened to you in Decatur, one of Kaine Law’s motorcycle accident lawyers can evaluate your injury costs, wage losses, and pain and suffering and pursue appropriate compensation.
You Deserve Damages for Treatment and Losses
To know whether you qualify for damages, consider if your accident followed this chain of events:
- Duty of care: Did the other person have a responsibility to avoid harm?
- Breach of duty: Did the other person act in a way that ignored that responsibility?
- Causation: Did ignoring that responsibility cause your injuries?
- Damages: If all of the above, you could be entitled to compensation
That process establishes negligence—someone on the road acted in a way that led to your injuries. Once established, you have the right to pursue damages to cover expenses like:
- Ambulance rides
- ER visits
- Hospital stays
- Imaging tests
- Lost income
You deserve damages for any expenses related to your motorcycle accident, from the cost of stitches for cuts to the expense of skin grafts for a burn. Your rights even extend to how the accident impacted your employment. Our team can compile a comprehensive list of your costs and pursue an amount that reflects your losses.
We Stand Up for Your Right to Care
Some motorcycle injuries require unique treatments for you to reach maximum medical improvement. Unfortunately, some insurance companies are reluctant to pay for certain types of care. However, you deserve care that helps you.
Speak to a team member at Kaine Law about receiving compensation to cover:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
Insurance companies make it feel like they have the final say in your treatment, settlement, and reimbursement but they do not. We can run interference for you, communicating and negotiating with them to protect your right to treatment. One of our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you receive the help you need in Decatur.
We Stand Up for Your Right to Healing
Head injuries are common in motorcycle accidents.
According to Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause anxiety, depression, or mood changes. Even without a TBI, being in an accident and adjusting to a new reality afterward is traumatic. These are consequences of the original negligence and therefore eligible for compensation.
You could be entitled to damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Psychological counseling
- Anti-anxiety medication
Health is more than just mended bones and healed cuts. An accident can damage your mental and emotional health, qualifying you for additional compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Decatur, call 404-214-2001
You Deserve Support When Facing Liable Parties
Going through injury recovery is hard enough without having to deal with insurance representatives. Insurance companies will always strive to avoid paying. Contact our firm if you are facing challenges regarding:
- Your claim’s value
- Your right to treatment
- Your settlement amount
- Your level of fault
- Your version of events
If the negligent party does not have enough (or any) insurance, we can determine if there are other liable parties and/or file a personal injury lawsuit.
Regardless, we offer help from beginning to end, including:
- Assessing your accident’s cause
- Identifying all liable parties
- Assigning a value to your case
- Translating legalese into layman’s English or Español
- Consulting medical and economic experts
- Communicating with all parties
- Reviewing and negotiating settlement offers
- Updating you on your case’s progress
- Filing paperwork on your behalf
If it looks like we do a lot of the heavy lifting, it’s because we do! Plus, you will have access to your attorney rather than being passed off to a case manager or assistant.
How We Make Legal Help Affordable
You may be worried about paying your current bills, leaving you unsure how you can afford your lawyer. To assuage your fears, we offer a free consultation—no hassle, just help. Additionally, we don’t take payment until you receive your compensation. Your success is our success.
How We Demonstrate Types of Negligence
In addition to the standard support we provide clients, we tailor our approach to each case. Depending on the accident cause, we can utilize specific forms of evidence:
- Drunk driving: Blood alcohol tests, bar receipts, past citations
- Distracted driving: Phone records, social media posts, witness testimony
- Improper turns: Eyewitnesses, accident reconstruction, expert analysis
- Speeding: Traffic cameras, police reports, medical records
You may not even be sure what caused your crash and that’s okay. Provide us with the information you do have, and we can fill in the blanks. Part of this may involve investigating other possible liable parties, such as:
- Car drivers
- Truck drivers
- Tire manufacturers
- Motorcycle designers
- Maintenance shops
- Cities, counties, or states
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), many fatalities in motorcycle accidents involve one vehicle. That doesn’t mean all of those crashes were the fault of the motorcyclist. Defective tires, faulty brakes, installation errors, and poor road maintenance are all forms of negligence that can lead to single-vehicle accidents. We will investigate these possibilities.
You Deserve to Know What to Expect
The steps of your case may be:
- Evidence gathering and case valuation
- Communication with liable parties
- Negotiation and settlement review
- Lawsuit filing
- Further negotiation
- Proceeding to trial if necessary
As you can see, it’s a long road to court, and most cases settle without going that far. Having two years to file a lawsuit according to the statute of limitations imposed by O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 gives us a window for you to heal and us to negotiate. We will go to trial to fight for your compensation.
You Deserve the Help of One of Kaine Law’s Motorcycle Attorneys
While car accidents can be devastating, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer injury in a crash. If that happens, our motorcycle accident lawyers are standing by to serve victims in Decatur and the surrounding area. Call Kaine Law at (404) 214-2001 to receive your free consultation and get started on your case today.