Injured motorcyclists like you can seek compensation after an accident if another party was negligent. However, seeking a fair recovery through a claim or lawsuit can be complicated.
A Marietta motorcycle accident lawyer from Kaine Law can advocate for you. We can identify the negligent parties, negotiate with insurance companies, and help you understand what damages you are entitled to.
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Work at no Upfront Cost in Cobb County
At Kaine Law, we try to limit any financial strain to make your recovery and the legal process as smooth as possible. That said, our injury attorneys will take your motorcycle accident case on contingency, meaning:
- Your first consultation with us is free.
- We finance your case ourselves, so we don’t take any fees from you up front, out of pocket, or hourly.
- Your attorney’s payment comes from your settlement or court award when your case is closed.
- If we can’t recover a favorable outcome for you, we don’t get reimbursed for our efforts.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Marietta, call 404-214-2001
The Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in Georgia
When filing a lawsuit, you must do so within a certain timeframe. For personal injury lawsuits in Georgia, you generally have two years to file, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. If your loved one passed away, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date of their passing.
If you delay in filing your lawsuit on time, you could be barred from obtaining financial recovery from the liable party. In that case, you would bear the burden of paying for your damages alone.
You Can Seek a Recovery for Your Medical Costs
Part of your case’s value depends on the cost of your healthcare expenses. Compensable medical costs may comprise:
- Emergency services
- Diagnostic testing
- Hospital stays
- Braces and crutches
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy or chiropractic care
- Follow-up appointments
You Can Seek More Than Medical Bills After Your Georgia Motorcycle Accident
The ramifications of a motorcycle accident extend beyond your physical injuries. You could also face fundamental changes to your career and lifestyle.
For this reason, you may seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Impacted quality of life
- Loss of consortium
If your loved one’s motorcycle crash was fatal, then you can file a wrongful death case and claim your loved one’s funeral costs and medical bills.
Our Lawyer Will Conduct an Investigation to Prove Your Accident’s Cause
Even if your accident’s cause is clear, the insurer may still deny or undervalue your claim. By conducting an investigation, we can refute any allegations that you caused the accident or only suffered minor injuries.
Forms of evidence we can gather include:
- Accident scene photos
- Injury records
- Traffic surveillance footage
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Your own account of events
This evidence will then allow us to apply the following four elements of negligence to establish the at-fault party:
- Duty of care: All road users must avoid causing injuries to others on the road.
- Breach of duty: The other party, whether due to their careless or reckless actions, breached their duty of care.
- Causation: This breach led to the motorcycle accident and your injuries.
- Damages: You have financial losses related to the collision.
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Our Law Firm will Handle All Negotiations and Communications with the Liable Insurer
As mentioned, it’s common for insurance companies to deny or undervalue claims. To jeopardize your case, the liable insurer might call and ask you to give a recorded statement.
In doing so, the insurer hopes that you’ll admit fault for the collision, underplay the severity of your condition, or provide inconsistent information. All of these things can hurt your case’s outcome.
When you partner with our firm, your lawyer in Marietta will:
- Keep track of all relevant emails
- Manage all phone calls
- Make sure the insurance company has the information it needs
- Review the liable insurance policy
- Calculate your damages
We will not back down until the insurer extends a fair offer. If it doesn’t, we can take your case to trial.
Can I Still Pursue Compensation If I Contributed to the Collision?
Georgia adheres to the doctrine of contributory negligence under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33. You can only pursue damages if you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. Your amount of damages is also reduced by your level of fault.
For instance, if you were going a little too fast when you were struck by a drunk driver, a court may decide you were 15 percent at fault for the accident. That means you can still pursue damages, but your potential settlement will be reduced by 15 percent.
We can determine your level of fault and pursue fair compensation.
We Have Been Representing Injury Clients in Georgia for Decades
Kaine Law has decades of experience helping injured claimants in Georgia. We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved for injured clients and their families.
Some of our former clients have shared these reviews:
- “Very professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. My thanks for getting the maximum claim amount. Very fast settlement. Also thanks to Julia Dorsey for all the work this case required. She always kept me in the loop. Happy ending.” – Keith J.
- “Kaine Law is the best ever. They made sure to keep me updated on my case. They assigned me to the right doctors for my injuries I suffered in my motorcycle accident… I can say they made sure to take care of me. I definitely have to give 10 stars.” – Brandon J.
Among our case results for motorcycle accident claimants include $450,000 and $650,000 awards.
Kaine Law Fights for Motorcyclists’ Rights in Marietta, GA
A motorcycle accident lawyer from Kaine Law is more than just a source of legal knowledge. We can gather evidence, communicate with the other parties, and provide you with timely updates.
Call our office today at (404) 214-2001 and receive a free consultation.