If a bicycle accident caused you to suffer an injury, the negligent person, people, or entity that triggered the incident should pay for your losses. Financial compensation from an insurance settlement or court award could cover medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, for starters.
A Savannah bicycle accident lawyer from Kaine Law could represent you in your pursuit of compensation. With decades of experience in personal injury law, we know how to protect your rights. We can offer you a free consultation and explain your legal options for recovering damages for your bicycle accident injuries.
A Claim or Lawsuit Could Compensate You for Several Types of Losses
The financial compensation you could receive after a bicycle accident depends on the severity of your injuries. This dictates both the economic and non-economic losses you face because of the accident.
Georgia does not place limits on the amount of compensation you can receive from liable parties. When our lawyers work to calculate damages, we consider:
- Your medical diagnosis
- Whether there is a life-altering disability
- Impact on your quality of life
- Current and future medical care you require
- Insurance options available to us
- Circumstances leading to your injury and losses
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Our Personal Injury Attorneys Have a Track Record of Wins
Kaine Law has a solid reputation for delivering results for personal injury victims. Consider some of the settlements and court awards we achieved for our clients:
- $11,000,000: For the victim of a car accident
- $5,750,000: When a roadway defect caused an accident
- $4,325,000: For the losses suffered from a driving under the influence (DUI) accident
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We Can Handle Your Case from Start to Finish
Our law firm immerses itself in every detail, from investigating your accident to proving fault to filing a lawsuit and fighting at trial. We can handle the legal process from beginning to end while you focus on your health.
Determining the Cause of Your Bicycle Accident
Bicycle accidents occur in a wide range of scenarios. Motor vehicles may collide with bicycles due to:
- Driving while distracted
- Following bicycle too closely
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failure to yield
- Weaving through traffic
- Failing to look before turning (usually at intersections)
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
- Driver fatigue
Investigating and Gathering Evidence to Prove fault
To support your case, we can build a foundation of compelling evidence, such as:
- Police report
- Traffic and surveillance camera footage
- Accident scene
- Accident reconstruction specialists
We can also obtain evidence to validate your losses, such as:
- Medical records
- Wage statements from your employer
- Testimony from economic and medical experts
We can identify the at-fault party and gather evidence to demonstrate the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care: Someone had a legal responsibility to act in a way that would keep you free from injury (all drivers have this duty to other people who share the road).
- Breach of duty: This person failed to fulfill their duty of care.
- Causation: Your injury resulted from this person’s breach of duty.
- Damages: You suffered losses – economic and non-economic – that can be recovered with financial compensation.
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Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Once we have compiled your damages and tabulated their total value, our lawyers can present the negligent party’s insurance company with a demand letter. The insurer will likely respond with a much lower settlement offer. This kicks off the negotiation process.
Insurance companies do not intimidate us. Our law firm has been standing up to insurers for multiple decades. We know their strategies and their tricks. If the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement, we stand ready to take them to trial.
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The Value of Hiring Our Law Firm
Often, bicycle accident victims ask whether they can afford to hire a law firm. What they should be asking is whether they can afford not to hire a law firm.
For starters, the initial consultation with our law firm is free. You describe the details of your bicycle accident, and we tell you about your options for recovering damages. You will not receive a bill for legal fees from us unless we win you a settlement or court award.
The Statute of Limitations Clock Is Ticking
Hiring our law firm can relieve you of the stress of pursuing compensation – and it costs you nothing upfront. You should be aware, however, that Georgia limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against the negligent parties who caused your bicycle accident injury.
For any personal injury case, O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 generally allows two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against a liable party. If the defendant in your case is a government agency, O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5 imposes only affords you six months to file a Notice of Intent to sue.
Who Can You Sue for a Bicycle Accident?
Consider a situation where another motorist was distracted and crashed into a bicycle. The injured bicyclist could sue the motorist. However, if a massive pothole in the road caused the driver to lose control of their vehicle, the City of Savannah could be held liable.
If the driver’s vehicle had defective brakes, the brakes manufacturer could be liable for the accident. If a big rig driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused an accident, the trucking company could be held liable.
Our lawyers can work to hold each liable party accountable for your losses.
One of Our Savannah Bicycle Accident Lawyers Is Ready to Help You
Nobody is prepared for a bicycle accident injury, but you can take steps to seek fair compensation. Call Kaine Law today for a free consultation: (404) 214-2001.