If you or a loved one was injured in a collision, your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering may threaten your financial security.
Kaine Law can help you build a case after your truck accident. You do not need to worry about negotiating a settlement, calculating your damages, or going to court on your own. Let our Lawrenceville truck accident lawyers do that for you. Our priority is securing compensation for you and protecting your rights.
All of Your Accident-Related Losses Have Value
Right now, your primary concern might be recovering compensation for your economic losses, like your healthcare expenses and lost wages. However, based on your situation, you can recover compensation for other losses.
These losses could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
Kaine Law can review the details surrounding your case and help determine the amount of compensation for which you may be entitled.
Your Lawyer Can Prove Negligence in Your Lawrenceville Truck Accident Case
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that most collisions result from human error. This information tells us that your accident may have been the direct result of a truck driver’s negligence.
We will need to use various information in your case to prove that the other party was negligent. The police report, traffic camera footage, your medical records, and testimony from witnesses can help us make these assertions.
Explaining the Four Elements of Negligence
The four elements of negligence include:
- Duty of care. We must prove that the negligent party (in this example, the truck driver) had an obligation to keep motorists and pedestrians safe.
- Breach of duty. We must show that even though the other party had a duty of care, they did not uphold it. For instance, if the trucker was driving distracted, drunk, or tired, these actions would have breached their duty of care toward you.
- Causation: Using the information we find, we must show that the other party caused your accident.
- Damages: Your lawyer must prove that you suffered accident-related losses. These do not have to be economic losses.
We understand that without a legal background, proving negligence can be confusing. But you do not have to worry about memorizing these elements or proving them to the insurer. Kaine Law can do that for you.
Our Team Can Deal with the Insurance Company
While a trucker might have caused your accident, their employer’s insurer could be liable for your damages. However, they may not want to pay for your losses. O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34 outlines the protections that injured claimants have when negotiating with insurance companies.
The law prohibits these agencies from:
- Denying claims without giving valid reasons why
- Intentionally offering less money than claimants deserve
- Misrepresenting the details of certain policies
- Failing to communicate with you in a timely manner
The trucking company’s insurer may want to settle your case as quickly as they can. Initially, this may seem like a good thing. However, if they do not offer a reasonable sum that covers your expenses, you do not have to accept it. We can keep negotiating for a settlement until you get what you are owed.
If those negotiations are not successful, we will be prepared to sue the liable party and represent you in court.
Our Team will Figure Out How Your Truck Accident Case Occurred
Your accident could have happened for many reasons. A driver could have:
- Been drunk
- Been distracted
- Decided to speed or otherwise violate road rules
- Been drowsy or under the influence of over-the-counter medication
Our commitment to our clients is supported by reviews from our past clients, who say things like “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.).
Your Lawyer will Find Out Who Caused Your Truck Accident
Parties that could have caused your accident include:
- A commercial truck or 18-wheeler driver
- A moving truck driver, like the one WSB-TV reports, caused the death of an elderly Lawrenceville woman in 2018
- A vehicle operator in a truck they drive for personal use
Other ways you or a loved one could have been affected by a truck accident include negligence on the part of the city, the truck parts manufacturer, or a repair worker. The city could have failed to replace a missing or damaged sign that led the truck driver to become confused.
The truck parts manufacturer could have been aware of a defect and still sold the part to consumers anyway. A repair worker could have neglected to put your car back together correctly after working on it, or broke an auto part and did not tell you.
Georgia Places a Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Lawsuits
It’s important for you to know that per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit against a trucking company. However, if the truck was owned and operated by the city of Lawrenceville, you only have six months to file your case, as explained by O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
Kaine Law knows the Georgia state law. We can examine the specifics of your case. Our team can also explain how long you have to file a lawsuit. This might be your next step if we fail to secure a settlement with the insurance company and you decide to take your case to court.
If your case is not filed within the state’s statute of limitations, you could forfeit the right to recover compensation for your losses. When our team handles your case, we will make sure you meet all the state’s deadlines.
We Offer Help on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Kaine Law understands that truck accidents can result in a range of expenses. We believe that you should not have to make sacrifices to afford legal help. Our personal injury team works on a contingency-fee basis.
- You do not pay us anything unless we resolve your truck accident case.
- You do not pay your Lawrenceville truck accident lawyer to get started on your case.
- We do not charge hourly fees or retainers.
If we do not win your case, then you do not pay us. It’s that simple.
In Pain? Call Kaine Law So We Can Get Started on Your Case
Learn more about how a truck accident lawyer can hold the other party accountable for your losses and help you recover compensation. Call Kaine Law at (404) 214-2001 to speak with a member of our Lawrenceville team. We can help you in Spanish and Bosnian as well.