One of our bicycle accident lawyers could go after compensation for you if you were injured in a bicycle accident in Lawrenceville, Georgia. We could help you seek recovery of your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our injury lawyers can investigate your situation to discover the parties who might be responsible and seek a settlement or court award for you. Sometimes, more than one party can be liable for a bicycle accident.
How Much Money Can You Get for a Lawrenceville Bicycle Accident?
There is no automatic settlement amount for a bicycle accident because everyone’s losses are different. Even if two people have identical injuries, one individual might experience complications or develop a long-term impairment.
The amount of money that you might be able to pursue will depend on the unique facts of your situation. Here are some of the common types of damages that a person might have after a bicycle accident:
This category covers the reasonable costs of the treatment you needed for your injuries. You could include the initial healthcare costs, like the ambulance, emergency room, diagnostic procedures, surgery, doctors, hospital, physical therapy, and prescription drugs. You can also include ongoing care, like skin grafts and subsequent operations.
Bicycle accidents often involve severe injuries, particularly when a moving vehicle hits a person on a bike. A bicyclist with catastrophic harm, like head trauma, might not be able to live independently because of his injuries. The cost of daily assistance with medical treatments and personal care can be a part of the injury claim.
You can request money you couldn’t earn because of your injuries. If you missed paychecks while having medical treatment or recuperating, you experienced a financial loss. This category can include lost wages, salary, self-employment, and other kinds of regular income.
Future Lost Earning Capacity
Sometimes, people have to cut back on their working hours or take a lower-paying job because of ongoing problems from their injuries. Chronic pain, loss of strength or function, and other limitations caused by bike accident injuries could make you unable to earn as much money as before.
Pain and Suffering
This category is for the physical discomfort and emotional distress you experienced because of the accident. This type of money damage is in addition to your medical bills and other economic losses.
Other Intangible Damages
You might experience other non-economic losses, like disfigurement or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), because of the collision. Another intangible damage is loss of enjoyment of life – for example, not being able to ride a bike again because of your injuries.
These are only a few examples of the kinds of economic and non-economic losses we might be able to pursue in a Lawrenceville bicycle accident injury claim.
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How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer with Our Firm Help You with Your Injury Claim?
A bicycle accident lawyer from our team can take the stress and burden of your injury claim off of your shoulders so you can focus on getting better and rebuilding your life.
- Negotiate directly with the at-fault party’s liability insurance company so that you do not have to do so
- File a lawsuit on your behalf, if appropriate
- Protect you from unfair tactics that claims adjusters often use to try to pay you less money than they should. With our decades of experience, we know what personal injury cases are worth, so we work to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
- Help you avoid mistakes that could decrease the monetary value of your injury claim. For instance, we don’t advise that you make a recorded statement with an insurance company if they contact you for that purpose. We can speak with them for you.
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What Type of Evidence do You Collect to Prove My Case?
Just as two injured cyclists might have varying monetary damages, two bicycle accident cases will have differing evidence. When we represent you, we gather the specific evidence that proves the cause of your accident and resulting injuries. This can include:
- A police report: It can contain witness observations and contact information. It can also tell us if the vehicle driver was distracted, intoxicated, or ignored traffic rules.
- Your medical records: They can demonstrate the cause of your injuries and their costs. They can also tell us the treatments you are expected to need in the future and their anticipated costs.
- Photos and video footage: These can come from your smartphone or those of accident witnesses, dash-cams, and surveillance cameras.
We never send you on a hunt for evidence in your case. Instead, our investigative team does the hard work for you so you can focus on recovering from your injuries or on helping a loved one recover.
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How Can My Actions Affect My Request for Compensation?
Our case building team will advise you not to talk about your accident or post pictures or comments on social media. These actions can affect the outcome of your case if they are misinterpreted or misconstrued by the driver’s insurance agency. Doing so can be costly.
Your actions immediately prior to the accident can also affect your compensation. Here is why — in Georgia, O.C.G.A § 51-11-7 describes the consequences of bearing any responsibility for the accident. Contributory negligence laws in our state mean any damages you receive will be reduced by the percentage of negligence you are found to have contributed to the accident.
Here are a couple of examples of what that looks like:
- If you are found to have contributed to 10% of the accident, a $100,000 settlement or verdict could be reduced to $90,000
- If you are found to have contributed to 30% of the accident, a $100,000 settlement or verdict could be reduced to $70,000
Contributory negligence can greatly reduce your damages. When our team handles your case, we work hard to prove you did not contribute to the accident and should not have your compensation reduced.
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How Much does a Bicycle Accident Lawyer on Our Team Cost?
You will not have any upfront legal fees if we represent you in your Lawrenceville bike accident claim. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we wait until the end of the matter to get paid.
Also, we take care of the litigation costs during the case. We get reimbursed when you win. Our fees and the litigation costs get paid out of the settlement or court judgment proceeds. We will be happy to answer your questions about our contingency fee agreement.
We Fight Hard for Every Client We Represent
“When I got hurt, I didn’t know what to do. I contacted Evan and I’m glad that I did. He came to visit me in the hospital and gave me the comfort and confidence that I wanted in my attorney. He’s a fighter.” — J.L.
Clients like J.L., who get the help they need when they need it most are the reason our firm fights as hard for injured clients as we do. Other satisfied clients say:
- G.C.: If you are looking for an attorney that will always return your calls and works hard for you, HIRE EVAN.
- M.W.: I didn’t know where to turn until I called Evan and his office went right to work for me. I strongly recommend Attorney Evan Kaine.
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Do You Have a Time Limit to File a Lawsuit for Your Injuries?
O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 sets a limit of two years for you to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for compensation. If you miss the deadline, the law can forever bar you from going after the careless party who injured you.
Some claims adjusters drag out the negotiations and claim processing phase in hopes that the person who got hurt will not know about the two-year time limit. Negotiating with the insurance carrier does not get you extra time to file a lawsuit.
What Do You Need to Do Next?
After getting the initial medical attention for your injuries, you should complete the prescribed treatment, unless you have a significant reason for avoiding it, like an adverse reaction to a medication. You will want to consult your doctor in that event.
One of our bicycle accident lawyers serving Lawrenceville can talk to you about why you will want to stay off of social media until your case gets resolved. Even an innocent photo or comment could get twisted by the defendant or insurance company into something you did not intend as an excuse to try to pay you less money.
Evidence can disappear or degrade quickly after an accident. Eyewitnesses can be harder to locate with the passage of time. Also, you should not have to deal with the insurer while recuperating from your injuries. Working with an attorney at our firm from early on can be beneficial for multiple reasons.
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At Kaine Law, we have recovered millions for victims of injury in the Atlanta area. We will work hard to seek the recovery you deserve.
You can call one of our team members at Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 to get started. We are happy to offer a free initial consultation. There is no obligation.