If you or a loved one was injured in an auto collision, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and a host of other damages related to your accident. Claiming compensation is not always a simple procedure. Discuss your situation with your lawyer handling Valdosta car accidents to find out more about the legal options available to you at this difficult time.
We provide a no-obligation case review and offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only request payment after obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf. A Valdosta personal injury lawyer can also inform you about pitfalls that could adversely affect your claim and how we help our clients navigate the legal process.
We Can Help You Fight for Compensation for All of Your Losses
If you are injured in an auto accident, you could seek compensation by:
- Filing a claim against the at-fault party’s insurer via your own insurance company
- Pursuing a claim with the other driver’s insurer directly
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party
The best route to take will depend mainly on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries. While many compensation claims are reasonably simple to resolve, it may be beneficial to seek legal advice if you:
- Are unsure about the legal options available to you
- Sustained serious injuries with long-term or permanent damage
- Were involved in an accident involving multiple parties
- Are unhappy with (but have not accepted) a settlement offer
- Have concerns about missing work and paying for your medical treatment
- Are unsure about what a fair settlement figure is for your circumstances
- The at-fault party is denying full accountability for the accident
- You would like a lawyer to manage legal communications and negotiations
Obtaining a fair settlement for injuries and damages caused by an auto collision can be a complicated process. Our car accident lawyers serving Valdosta can clarify the legal options available to you. They can also help you avoid common mistakes that can harm your case. Further, we will help overcome tactics and defenses used to delay, underpay, or deny your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a car accident lawyer serving Valdosta, call 404-214-2001
We Can Help You Prove Negligence Caused Your Injuries
Many elements comprise negligence in a car accident case. To pursue compensation, you will need to prove the other driver caused your injuries. The Insurance Information Institute reports that common examples of driver negligence include:
- Reckless driving, such as speeding, tailgating, or disobeying traffic signs
- Distracted driving from using a smartphone, other passengers, or not concentrating
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving without due care for the risks caused by weather conditions
- Driving while fatigued
Challenges can arise when liability for the accident is refuted. Failure to obtain sufficient evidence to support your case or difficulty establishing a link between the other driver’s actions and your injuries can also cause problems.
We can help you investigate the cause of the accident and gather evidence. This can prove that the at-fault party is responsible for the accident and liable for your injuries (and other losses).
Recovering Compensation If You Share Some Responsibility for the Accident
Even if you are found to have contributed to the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, provided you share less than 50 percent of the blame.
The issue of liability for an accident can present when the other driver’s insurance company attempts to reduce your settlement by alleging your involvement in the collision. Many people in this situation seek legal representation to have negotiations managed on their behalf.
Statute of Limitations
Time is also a consideration for seeking legal advice early on. Being proactive enables your lawyer to quickly gather the evidence before it can be diminished, forgotten, lost, or even destroyed. It also means your claim will be filed within the strict deadlines imposed by O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
Injured parties have two years to begin legal proceedings. After this, it is unlikely you will be able to seek compensation or hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their actions.
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We Can Accurately Estimate the Value of Your Case
There is no one simple formula to calculate the full financial impact a car accident can have on a person’s life. Each case is determined on an individual basis, as a similar injury can affect people in different ways.
Of course, some expenses can be calculated precisely, such as:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
Where compensation can be more challenging to evaluate is the subjective and more intangible elements of an accident claim.
These can include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
What Are the Costs Of Hiring a Lawyer?
Hiring legal representation offered on a contingency (“no-win-no-fee”) basis means that you do not have any upfront costs, and payment is arranged after a favorable settlement or verdict is obtained on your behalf.
Managing the legal process can be tough alone, especially while you are recovering from a serious car accident. It can be reassuring to have someone fighting in your corner, protecting your rights, and shouldering the legal responsibilities to ensure your settlement is fair.
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We Provide Legal Representation You Can Count On
The car accident injury lawyers at Kaine Law have knowledge accrued over two decades’ worth of combined experience, helping many injured Georgians in a similar situation to yours.
The legal support we provide to each of our clients, coupled with our involvement in the local community, speaks to our passion and commitment to strive for the best outcome possible in every case we take. Talk to us today in a free case review and find out more about how we can help at (404) 214-2001.