Whether you experienced your train accident as a motor vehicle driver or passenger or as a pedestrian, you could be facing serious, life-threatening injuries. You could work with an East Point Train Accident Lawyer to seek compensation from a liable party.
An East Point personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law could handle your injury claim against the at-fault party while you focus on recuperating from your wounds.
Common Money Damages in East Point Train Accident Cases
There is no pre-set amount of compensation for people who get injured in train accidents in East Point. The unique facts of your situation will determine the compensation you can pursue against the party whose negligence caused you to get hurt.
Some of the common types of compensation people pursue after a train accident include:
- Immediate medical treatment: Damages for medical expenses could range from the ambulance to the trauma center, hospital, doctors, surgery, x-rays, prescription drugs, physical therapy, and pain management.
- The rehabilitation facility: When a person suffers catastrophic wounds in a train accident, they might need specialized medical treatment in a center focused on their particular type of wounds, like traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord damage.
- Long-term care: A person with debilitating injuries might not be able to live independently after a train accident. A nursing home or assisted living center could provide the daily medical services and personal care this individual might need.
- Lost income: People who get injured in train accidents often need time off from work to recuperate from their injuries. If you did not get your usual amount of pay during that time, you could add the lost wages to your injury claim.
- Reduced earning capacity: Severe injuries can leave a person with limitations even after they achieve the maximum expected level of recuperation. If these impairments adversely affect the individual’s ability to earn a living, they might have a claim for lost future wages.
- Pain and suffering: The category of pain and suffering is in addition to the at-fault party paying your medical expenses. In the context of damages, pain and suffering refers to the inconvenience, physical discomfort, and mental anguish of the accident and your injuries.
- Other intangible losses: Some of the more common types of intangible losses after a train accident include disfigurement for scars and amputations, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the loss of enjoyment of life.
If your close relative lost their life because of a train accident in East Point, we might be able to pursue additional compensation on behalf of the family.
For a free legal consultation with a train accident lawyer serving East Point, call 404-214-2001
How Contingency Fees Work in East Point Train Accident Cases
If you hired a lawyer in the past to handle a traffic ticket or a divorce for you, you likely paid the lawyer by the hour or a flat fee. We use a different attorney fee arrangement in train accident injury cases. Instead of charging clients a flat fee or an hourly rate, we use a contingency fee arrangement.
With contingency fees, you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees during the case. At the end of the matter, we receive a percentage of the settlement or jury award for our legal fees.
Also, we are happy to offer a free initial consultation with no obligation.
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How Long You Have to File an East Point Train Accident Lawsuit
If you wait to take legal action against the at-fault party, you could lose your entire claim for compensation. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is generally two years, according to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33.
The filing deadline is even shorter if the defendant is a municipality. A personal injury or wrongful death claim against the city must get filed within six months under O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
After the statute of limitations expires, you will not be able to pursue either a settlement or court award for your injuries and other losses. The defendant will no longer have any liability toward you.
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How to Hold the At-Fault Party Liable for Your East Point Train Accident Claim
Before we can pursue a claim or lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages, we must be able to prove all these four elements of negligence:
- Duty of Care: The defendant must have owed you a duty of care. Let’s say that the defendant had a legal duty to hire train drivers who have sufficient experience and training to transport passengers safely.
- Breach of Duty: The defendant breached their duty of care. The train driver did not have the required level of training or experience to drive the train in which you were a passenger.
- Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty, also called negligence, must have caused the accident in which you got injured. The train driver took curves much too fast because they had inadequate training. The train derailed because of the speeding.
- Damages: You must have incurred losses because of the accident. Physical injuries satisfy this element of negligence.
We can go after the defendant for damages when we can establish all four of these elements.
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Kaine Law Can Handle Your East Point Train Accident Case
Attorney Evan Kaine has qualified for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. You will get the benefit of his reputation and results when Kaine Law handles your East Point train accident case.
We care about our clients, which is why we fight tirelessly to get them all the compensation they deserve. We work for injury victims and their families.
Getting Help on Your Case from an East Point Train Accident Lawyer at Kaine Law
It is easy to get started with Kaine Law on your East Point train accident injury case. Simply reach out to us for your free initial consultation.