Motorcyclists are too often unseen on roads, leading to accidents. At Kaine Law, we can help negotiate with insurance companies, communicate with negligent parties, and file an injury lawsuit. What’s more, we can help you feel recognized—for your pain, lost work, and altered life.
If you were injured in a crash, a McDonough personal injury lawyer from our office could help.
What You May Receive
Damages can cover many categories depending on an accident’s consequences. Some areas of compensation we often see in our practice are:
- Medical expenses
- Work losses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
Damages even cover secondary conditions like infections, as well as medical equipment, like crutches or neck braces. Be wary of settlements that only offer payment for your injuries now, without considering future expenses. We can review any offers and calculate future expenses to help you receive appropriate damages.
Additionally, your work losses include more than just wages lost during recovery. These damages can include:
- Diminished earning ability
- Disability benefits
- Job retraining
- Occupational therapy
We can consult actuaries to project your losses over your lifetime due to your diminished work ability and then seek that amount.
Pain and Suffering
Just paying for your expenses is not enough to right a negligent driver’s wrong. Pain and suffering damages compensate you for the trauma of the accident and its consequences. Georgia does not limit non-economic damages like these which allows us to pursue an amount that matches your experience.
Loss of Consortium
If your injuries changed how you can interact with loved ones, you could be eligible for damages for those losses. Loss of consortium provides compensation for how your injury impacted your ability to show affection for your family or enjoy an intimate relationship with your spouse or partner.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), motorcycle crash victims are far more likely to be killed than motor vehicle passengers, with head injuries being a common result of these accidents.
If a motorcycle accident claimed the life of your loved one, you might be able to pursue compensation on their behalf through a wrongful death claim or suit. This can help cover:
- Remaining bills
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Financial support
Experts can calculate what your loved one would have earned in their lifetime to help support you and your family. We can also pursue damages for the loss of companionship that their death represents.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving McDonough, call 404-214-2001
What We Can Do for You
Our motorcycle accident lawyers serve McDonough and other Georgia crash victims by doing more than just tallying up damages. We have over two decades of experience in assisting injured motorcyclists by providing:
- Free consultations
- Research and investigation
- Legal advice in layman’s terms
- Around-the-clock support
- Direct help from a lawyer
- Insurance company negotiation
- Lawsuit prep and filing
In short, we are employed by you to see your case through to the finish, whether it requires battling an insurance company or filing a lawsuit. You will be kept apprised of developments, provided access to one of our attorneys, and protected from the other party’s bullying or pressure.
How We Go to Work for You
Supporting you through your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit can involve:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Reviewing medical records
- Obtaining police reports
- Researching phone and text records
- Investigating liable parties
- Consulting experts
- Establishing a timeline of events
For example, in a texting-while-driving case, we can review text records as well as interview witnesses to verify the driver was texting when the accident occurred. Similarly, if a speeding driver hit you, we can secure traffic camera footage and investigate the driver’s record. Our goal is to take pressure off of you while finding evidence that demonstrates the responsible party’s negligence.
We Guarantee no Fees Unless You Collect
At Kaine Law, our team starts by offering a free consultation and continues by working on a contingency-fee basis—our payment is dependent on your award. This should assure you that we are motivated to succeed.
Don’t just take our word for it. Our clients, peers, and case results speak for us:
- Recent recoveries of $650,000 and $450,000
- 8-star Google rating
- Super Lawyers and 10/10 Avvo ratings
- AV Preeminent peer review ranking
- Better Business Bureau accreditation
We pride ourselves on being accessible, both with our time and through multiple communication avenues. Hablamos Español.
What You Should Know About the Process Ahead of You
You are only entitled to damages if another party’s careless action or inaction caused you injury. This is negligence. The process of demonstrating that involves four essential elements:
- Duty of care: The liable party’s responsibility for the accident
- Breach of duty: The liable party’s decision that was responsible for the accident
- Causation: This decision caused your injuries
- Damages: How your injuries entitle you to compensation
Our evidence-gathering and free consultations are all in service of demonstrating these four points.
Identifying All Possible Liable Parties
Not all motorcycle accidents involve motor vehicles. Your accident might have involved multiple parties, or only you. We can help sort out who was responsible, even dividing negligence among several people. Possible liable parties include:
- Other drivers or riders
- Trucking companies
- Rideshare services
- Designers or manufacturers
- Motorcycle maintenance
- Local or state governments
For instance, your tires may have a design flaw that made them prone to blow-outs, an auto shop may have installed a part incorrectly, or a city may not have maintained its roads. Regardless, we can help get to the bottom of your accident.
The Statute of Limitations Could Affect How Long You Have for a Lawsuit
The deadline is two years under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 to file either a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit. However, wrongful death is dated from the time of death, while personal injury is dated from the accident.
Call Us Now About Anything Related to Your Motorcycle Crash
Attorneys don’t have to be a last resort. Call us with questions about your insurance claim, for help with talking to negligent parties, to review paperwork, or for general information on Georgia laws. One of Kaine Law’s lawyers can help you fight for damages after a McDonough motorcycle accident.
Call our office today at (404) 214-2001 to speak to a team member.