Pedestrians have the same rights as all other road users. This means motorists must yield to the right-of-way when appropriate, obey all traffic signs, and avoid driving recklessly.
If you or a loved one suffered harm as a pedestrian, our accident lawyers are ready to champion your rights. Kaine Law advocates for injured people in Hall County. If you want compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses, we encourage you to connect with our Gainesville pedestrian accident lawyers.
It Costs You Nothing Out of Pocket to Partner with Us
Kaine Law represents injured claimants on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we charge you nothing up front or out of pocket. While your case unfolds, we want you to focus on your well-being – not on affording legal aid. We can talk more about this arrangement during your free case review.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 404-214-2001
We Encourage You to Consider Georgia’s Civil Statute of Limitations
Like other accident cases throughout Georgia, your Gainesville pedestrian accident lawsuit comes with a filing deadline — otherwise known as the statute of limitations. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Although two years may seem generous, it’s a good idea to get started on your case as soon as possible because:
- Evidence could become unavailable over time.
- Any delays could give the other party reason to contest your case.
- Your insurance claim may come with shorter deadlines than a lawsuit.
In some cases, tolling exceptions apply, giving injured claimants more time to sue. For instance, if the liable driver leaves the state, the statute of limitations would only continue counting once they return to Georgia. If the injured pedestrian was a child, their case’s filing deadline wouldn’t start “ticking” until they turn 18.
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Recovering Damages After Your Gainesville Pedestrian Accident
Compensation for your accident should account for your past, present, and future injury-related losses, including:
- Healthcare costs
- Lost income, tips, and bonuses
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Rideshare costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, such as post-traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death-related expenses, such as funeral, burial, and memorial fees
That being said, you could recover damages by:
Filing a Third-Party Liability Claim
As an at-fault state, Georgia lets you file a claim with the other driver’s insurance after a Gainesville pedestrian accident. Drivers must have liability insurance to help them pay for damages caused by their actions.
Per the Office of Commissioner and Safety Fire, all motorists must have at least:
- $25,000 per person for bodily injury liability
- $50,000 bodily injury liability per accident
- $25,000 property damage liability per accident
We resolve many of our car accident cases through lawsuits, meaning that you likely won’t have to go to court. We will explore each party that could be responsible for your damages and pursue compensation accordingly.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit
We can file a lawsuit if the driver’s liability coverage is insufficient to cover your losses. To prepare your lawsuit, we will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and abide by courtroom protocol.
When your case goes to court, how much you can recover will be left to a judge or jury. This compels us to build the strongest possible case to recover damages.
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Kaine Law Will Manage Everything Your Civil Case Requires
When you partner with our team, you give yourself time to heal from the accident that hurt you or a loved one. You can trust that we’ll handle everything required to complete your case, such as:
- Investigating the collision
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with accident reconstruction analysts
- Reviewing your healthcare records
- Itemizing and calculating your losses
- Filing your insurance claim
- Negotiating for what you deserve
- Defending you from bad faith insurance practices
- Filing a lawsuit and advocating for you in court, if necessary
We provide case-specific services to each client we partner with. If your case needs us to do something, you can trust that we’ll follow through.
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What Should I Do After My Pedestrian Accident?
We want to give you the strongest possible chance of recovering compensation. You might consider taking these measures in the aftermath of your accident:
- Seeking medical care: Even a low-speed pedestrian accident can cause grievous injuries. We encourage you to seek medical care if you haven’t already done so.
- Refraining from sharing information online: Even if you have airtight privacy settings, the claims adjuster could still see your posts and use them to refute your claim.
- Documenting your post-accident life: If possible, keep a journal documenting the dates of your doctors’ appointments, physical therapy sessions, and all other relevant activities. We also encourage you to rate your pain levels on a scale of one to 10 each day during your recovery period. This allows us to calculate your pain and suffering.
Of course, we also recommend that you consider partnering with our pedestrian accident team serving Gainesville. As previously mentioned, we’re prepared to manage everything your claim or lawsuit entails.
Our Clients Share Their Positive Feedback with Us
We’re not just another injury law firm. We’re a respected organization that’s recovered millions for injured claimants and their loved ones. Some of our previous clients have shared:
- “My first lawyer fired me and said that my case had a $0.00 value. I found Evan Kaine and he turned $0.00 into $50,000. Mr. Kaine helped me when I was down. He fought for me when no one else would. We need more lawyers like Evan Kaine.” – D.G.
- “I fired my old attorney and hired Attorney Evan Kaine because I got to speak with him directly, not just a case manager. Then he got me $50,000 when my old attorney said that my case was dead!” – D.L.
You can explore our previous case results and client testimonials on our website.
Take a Step Toward Seeking Compensation with Kaine Law
Whether you suffered harm or lost a loved one, Kaine Law is ready to serve you. During your free case review, we want to hear your story, including what you’re expecting from the legal process and how we can best serve you.
To explore working with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Gainesville, contact us today.
Call or text 404-214-2001 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form