If you were hurt when a car hit you in Valdosta, one of our bicycle accident attorneys can help you better understand your rights. We can also pursue compensation for you based on your injuries and the facts of your case.
Let the Kaine Law bicycle accident team review your case for free today. We will discuss what happened, the expenses and losses you experienced, and any other concerns you have. Then, we may be able to represent you through the claims process or a civil lawsuit against the liable driver.
Seeking and Recovering Damages Based on Your Bike Accident
According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, those who own or lease vehicles in the state must purchase and maintain liability auto insurance policies for each car. This is the policy that may cover your medical care and other accident-related costs.
If the insurer denies the claim or otherwise refuses to negotiate for a fair settlement, we can sue the motorist and present evidence at trial to prove your case. Learn how much an average bicycle accident settlement is. Some reasons we need to sue a driver in these situations include:
- The insurer will not speak with us about a settlement in good faith.
- The liable party accuses you of contributing to the accident.
- There are complexities best dealt with in court.
You May be Eligible to Collect Compensation for Your Injuries and Losses
The recoverable damages in a car versus bicycle crash depend on your specific losses. When we handle a case, we identify those costs you endured and provide documentation to show the value. This could include:
- Medical care for your related injuries, current and future
- Lost wages if you missed work
- Diminished ability to work
- Property damages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering damages
Our team also represents families in wrongful death cases. If your loved one suffered injuries when hit by a car on their bicycle and passed away, you may be able to recover compensation with help from a wrongful death lawyer. Under O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, the immediate family can recover compensation related to the “full value of the life of the decedent.”
This could include:
- Lost wages, benefits, and retirement the decedent would have earned
- Services they previously provided
- Lost companionship, counsel, and lost care
You may also be able to pursue damages for their estate, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, and the pain and suffering they consciously experienced before their death.
How Our Team May Be Able to Help You Secure Compensation in Your Case
At Kaine Law, we have decades of experience helping accident victims in Georgia pursue damages. We understand how frustrating and stressful it can be to suffer injuries and financial losses because of s driver’s carelessness.
After investigating your case, we can determine an appropriate range of values. We will demand the insurer pay a fair and just payment to you. We could sue the other party instead, though.
Some of the factors that will affect your potential settlement include:
- Your injuries and necessary medical care
- How quickly you can return to work
- If you have a long-term or lasting disability
- The details of what happened and how
- Your quality of life after the crash
Georgia Laws That May Apply to Your Case
There is no damage cap in Georgia for car accident cases. This means you can recover as many economic and non-economic losses as you can prove, as long as there is insurance or assets available.
However, there is a time limit for suing an at-fault driver in a personal injury lawsuit. We must get started quickly. In general, we have two years under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. There is less time if the liable party might be a federal or state agency or the municipality.
Identifying the Liable Party and Documenting Negligence in Your Valdosta Accident
A Valdosta personal injury lawyer from our office knows how to determine what happened, who is liable, and what you may be able to do to recover compensation. To hold a driver responsible, Georgia law requires us to prove the four elements of negligence exist in your case. These are:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
For example, imagine a driver failed to see you going straight through a Lowndes County intersection while they were turning left. We need to show:
- The driver had a duty of care to yield before turning left.
- They failed to yield to you in the intersection.
- This caused them to collide with you.
- You suffered physical and financial harm.
We can investigate your crash, gather the evidence to prove these facts, and document them for your case. We will use the police crash report, eyewitness statements, accident reconstruction, and other proof to develop support for your claim.
Areas We Serve
In addition to bicycle accidents in Valdosta, our team also represents clients in many other types of personal injury claims. These include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Golf cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Product liability
If you suffered injuries in Valdosta, reach out to Kaine Law for your complimentary assessment today. We are available to answer your questions and explain our services for those injured under similar circumstances.
We Make Legal Representation Affordable
We work based on contingency fees. We use our resources to investigate each crash, build a case, and file any necessary insurance claims. We also handle lawsuits based on contingency when that becomes necessary.
You can learn more about our services during a free consultation. We also invite you to read our client testimonials from similar cases we helped in the past.
Get Your Free Case Evaluation with Our Team Today
You can speak with a Kaine Law team member about your bicycle accident case for free today. We can meet with you at home, in the hospital, or over the phone. You do not need to come to our office. Let us review your crash now.
Call (404) 214-2001 and discuss your legal options and rights with a Kaine Law team member.