Car accidents can be devastating. A victim can suffer severe injuries and incur medical bills they can’t afford and even debt that affects their family. In some car accidents, the victim may suffer a debilitating injury or die and their family may struggle for many years to recover.
Car accident victims and their families deserve compensation and to recover from their incident. However, recovering compensation from an insurance company can be difficult without a lawyer. With an Ellenwood personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law on your team, you or your loved one won’t have to deal with an insurer at all. We can help recover compensation for you.
What Damages Are Available in a Car Accident Case?
If you were injured at all in your car accident or if your car was damaged at all, you may be able to claim certain damages. You could do so via a simple insurance claim, but if your damages are major, you should file a personal injury claim or lawsuit instead.
Depending on precisely what happened in your incident, you may be able to claim some of the following:
- Pain and suffering you’ve experienced
- Any mental anguish you’ve suffered
- The cost of the damage to your car
- The cost of a replacement vehicle
- Your medical bills, both current and expected
- Physical therapy costs
- The costs of any long-term care you may require
- Related costs
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine which damages you can claim and whether to pursue them in a claim or lawsuit.
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?
If you suffered the loss of a loved one due to a car accident, we’re very sorry for this loss. No one should have to go through this kind of loss. Our Ellenwood car accident attorneys would like to help you recover compensation for yourself and your family and on behalf of your loved one. To do this, we can help you file a wrongful death claim or suit and claim damages such as:
- Your pain and suffering
- Your mental anguish
- Your children’s loss of support
- Loss of family income
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical bills and related damages
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Determining Who’s at Fault for a Car Accident in Ellenwood
You may be convinced the other driver involved in your incident is at fault. They may be entirely at fault, but multiple parties may share blame for your incident. For example, the driver may be partially at fault along with the city government if the driver ignored construction signs and a city worker neglected to clear the road of debris.
Also, two drivers can share fault for an accident. If you share fault for your accident, it may affect how much compensation you can recover. For instance, if you’re found to be 10% at fault, you’ll only be able to recover 90% of the compensation you claim. This is because Georgia has a comparative negligence rule that distributes blame and allocates damages between parties when they share fault for an accident.
One of our firm’s lawyers may be able to protect you from any accusations that you’re at fault or partially at fault for your accident. By protecting you from liability, your lawyer will protect your compensation amount. Your lawyer will also determine who’s actually at fault for your accident, even if multiple parties share fault, and then your lawyer will hold them to account.
Compiling Evidence of Fault
To build your case and help prove fault, your lawyer will investigate your incident and examine potential sources of evidence, like the police report, traffic camera footage, dashcam footage, witness cell phone recordings, your medical documents, and more. After, your lawyer will collect corroborating evidence, like witness testimonies or a statement from an accident reconstructionist.
Proving the Other Party’s Fault
To actually prove the other party’s fault, your lawyer will have to establish that they were negligent in your incident. This requires showing:
- Duty of care: The other party owed you a responsibility to act in a reasonable and responsible way on the road.
- Breach of duty: The other party failed in their responsibility.
- Causation: The breach of duty resulted in the incident.
- Damages: You suffered damages as a result of the incident.
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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Car Accident Case?
In addition to helping you prove the other party’s liability in your case, your lawyer can also:
- Build your case on a foundation of solid evidence
- Determine whether multiple parties may share liability
- Protect you from claims about you having any liability
- List and evaluate all your damages
- Handle the other party’s insurer and lawyer(s) for you
- Represent you during negotiations and other communications
- Represent you in court if your case doesn’t settle
- Represent your family in or out of court
- Fight for the maximum amount of compensation you can get
You don’t require a lawyer by law, but one can help you in so many ways and maximize your payout.
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How Much Time Do I Have to Start My Personal Injury Case?
This depends on whether you’re considering filing a lawsuit against the other party in your case. You should consider a lawsuit since it may be or become your best option. Your lawyer can help you decide how to proceed.
For a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia, you have two years after your incident to file the suit, according to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. By hiring one of our lawyers soon, you’ll give them more time to build your case up and meet the filing deadline.
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Work With an Ellenwood Car Accident Lawyer
With Kaine Law, you won’t have to pay your lawyer anything upfront. Your consultation and case review will be free, and you’ll pay your lawyer out of the potential compensation you receive.
Our firm has been representing people like you for decades. Our personal injury attorneys have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients and received numerous awards, including multiple awards from Expertise.com, a 10.0 rating from Avvo, and more. Contact us today for your free consultation and case review.