If you suffered injuries on the road, a Gainesville personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law could help you recover compensation. You may recover your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Reporting from The Gainesville Times and WGCL confirms how often vehicle accidents occur in our area. Our team knows this and vows to secure justice for families affected by such events.
While you focus on your physical recovery, we can get to work seeking the damages you deserve. We are available 24/7, and we offer free consultations.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
Various forms of compensation may apply in your case. However, you may not know how much you stand to recover or where to start accounting for your losses.
A car accident lawyer from our team can calculate your damages. That way, you can avoid accepting a settlement that would not fairly account for your losses.
Depending on your situation, some compensable losses may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident
If you lost a loved one in a Gainesville car accident, our lawyers can file a wrongful death lawsuit to help your family recover compensation. You can seek awards for funeral expenses, loss of inheritance, your loved one’s medical bills, and other losses. Nothing can replace a family member, but financial recovery can help you cope in their absence.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 404-214-2001
How a Gainesville Attorney with Our Firm Can Help
We can take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders. From completing paperwork to dealing with insurers and defense attorneys, we’ve got you covered. Our legal services include:
- Negotiating settlements
- Gathering evidence
- Communicating with insurers
- Proving negligence
- Calculating your damages
- Filing lawsuits and handling the litigation process
We have recovered millions of dollars for injured motorists in Georgia, and our team wants to fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
Four Elements of Negligence Must Support Your Case
Recovering damages requires us to demonstrate four elements of negligence. We can help investigate your accident and gather evidence that shows:
- The at-fault party had a duty of care to keep you reasonably safe on the road.
- The at-fault party breached their duty of care in some way.
- This breach caused or contributed to your accident.
- You suffered injuries and losses due to the accident.
We can help collect various documents, such as police reports, your medical records, and testimony from accident reconstruction specialists to demonstrate these elements.
Various Parties May Have Caused Your Injuries
Whether your collision occurred due to a drunk driver or unsafe road conditions, we can help you hold the appropriate parties liable for your injuries. You may assume the other driver is at fault for your accident, but our investigation may reveal alternative or additional liable parties.
For example, if another driver crashed into you because their brakes malfunctioned, the auto part manufacturer may be responsible. If a poorly-maintained road caused them to swerve into you, you would pursue compensation from the municipality that oversees the road.
If multiple parties share liability, insurers might argue back and forth about who bears the fault. We can protect you against bad faith practices and seek fair compensation from each party that contributed to your accident.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
According to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire, all motorists in Georgia must carry minimum liability insurance. However, not everyone follows through with this obligation.
If the liable party turns out to be an uninsured or underinsured driver, we could explore other options for seeking compensation. For example, you might have uninsured motorist protection coverage. We can review your insurance policy and help you file a claim with your own provider.
Georgia Has a Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Cases
Kaine Law can help you meet deadlines for filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit. For example, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally gives you two years to file your personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit.
Some exceptions may apply. Our legal team can determine how long you have to pursue compensation and begin working on your case immediately.
If you fail to meet this deadline, the court could dismiss your case, which may be your last chance to hold a party liable. The sooner you begin your lawsuit, the better you can protect your right to compensation.
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How You Can Support Your Gainesville Car Accident Case
After a car accident, you can take immediate action to protect your right to compensation. Consider the following do’s and don’ts.
See a Doctor and Follow Through with Your Treatment Plan
Medical documentation of your injuries can substantiate your case and link the accident to your losses. Even if you did not have to go to the emergency room immediately after the accident, see a doctor as soon as possible.
It’s not enough to see a doctor after a car accident. You have to follow through with any prescribed treatment and make a good faith effort to reach your maximum medical improvement. If you miss appointments or forgo treatment, an insurer could argue that you contributed to your condition.
If you want to seek a second opinion about your recovery, you could do so. Don’t cease treatment altogether.
Avoid Discussing Fault with an Insurer
An insurance adjuster might contact you and request a statement. You should only divulge the basic details of what happened, such as the location of the accident and what you saw. Do not speculate on who bears the fault.
Avoid answering leading questions, such as, “how are you feeling today?” Insurers may take your response out of context and use it against you later.
Avoid Posting on Social Media
Posting details about your injuries or accident on social media can cost you. Even if you have a private profile, do not upload photos or chat about the details of your crash. Anything you post on social media can affect your case.
What to Expect During Your Free Case Review
Kaine Law offers free case reviews so you can discuss your legal options without any obligation. This is your opportunity to ask questions about your case and how our legal team can help.
We can give you an idea of how you can pursue compensation and what it is like working with our firm. You could discover you have more options for recovery than you thought.
Call Kaine Law to Talk About Your Gainesville Car Accident for Free
You deserve to rest and recuperate from your injuries. A Gainesville lawyer with our firm can handle every aspect of your car accident claim or lawsuit. Discuss your options for financial recovery during a free case review. Call Kaine Law at (404) 214-2001.