You do not have to negotiate a settlement, file a claim, or litigate your case on your own after getting hurt in Athens. Let a personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law do it for you. Learn more about the cost of personal injury claims.
We can pursue damages to recover your past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, property damage costs, and lost income. You can find out more about your options during a free case review with our team.
How Kaine Law Can Help Victims of Athens Personal Injury Accidents
We are a personal injury law firm that advocates for injured people throughout Georgia. We also offer our help on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients do not pay anything upfront for our aid. We only get paid after a successful case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Athens, call 404-214-2001
We Handle an Array of Personal Injury Practice Areas
We do not limit ourselves to just car accidents and slip and fall cases. Our practice areas cover a wide range of situations where negligence hurts people.
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Property damage and diminished value claims
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Golf cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Product liability
- Workers’ compensation
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
We believe in advocating for victims of negligence. A personal injury lawyer with our firm will stand by your side during your case. They will gather supporting information, negotiate a settlement, and defend your right to financial recovery.
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Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
Kaine Law can
calculate the value of your damages after meeting with you and discussing your situation. Our goal is to secure an insurance settlement or court-awarded offer that pays fairly for your injury-related losses. Some compensable losses in your case include:
- Lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Forfeited employee benefits, tips, bonuses, and promotions
- Property damage expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
You could secure other losses depending on the details of your situation.
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We Can Prove Liability in Your Athens Personal Injury Case
To collect compensation for your accident-related injuries, you must demonstrate how the liable party acted negligently. Our injury lawyers can help establish the four elements of negligence in your case.
Duty of Care
First, we can show that someone owed you a duty of care. This may be another driver, a property owner, or a government entity. As long as someone was responsible for keeping you reasonably safe, the duty of care comes into play.
Breach of Duty
Next, we can illustrate how the responsible party acted negligently. For example, a driver may have failed to yield the right of way. A property owner may have neglected to post a warning sign around a hazardous area on their premises. These failures would constitute a breach of duty.
We can gather evidence to link their breach of duty to your accident. If you slipped and fell in a parking lot, for example, proper lighting may have prevented your accident. If the store owner failed to repair a broken light, they might be liable. Similarly, if a driver hit you after failing to yield the right of way, they would be liable for the collision.
Finally, we can demonstrate that your accident led to your injuries. We can gather medical records, police reports, and other evidence to link the accident to your injuries and losses.
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The Statute of Limitations Depends on Multiple Factors
While researching your legal options, you may have read about Georgia’s statute of limitations. The specific timeline in which you must act will depend on:
- The type of case you are filing
- Whether you lost a loved one
- The date you got hurt
- The liable party in your case
Allow our team to manage this deadline for you. Below, you will see that many circumstances could complicate how long you have to file a lawsuit.
You Have Two Years to File a Lawsuit Against an Individual
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 is the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits against individuals. You generally have two years to take legal action against another party. The two-year period begins from the accident date or day of your loved one’s passing.
You Have One Year to Sue a County or the State
Your accident could have been caused by negligent actions on the part of the government. This could happen when poor roadway conditions cause you to get into an accident. This is also applicable if you were assaulted on public property.
You Have Six Months to Sue the City
You could have less than a year to sue the city of Athens. The city might be liable in a situation where they allowed you to get hurt. If you do not file your case within the state’s statute of limitations, you could lose your right to financial recovery.
Kaine Law understands Georgia’s statutes of limitations. We can identify the at-fault and liable parties in your case and explain how long you have to file.
If You Miss Your Deadline
It’s best to start your case as soon as possible. We may begin by filing an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement in some circumstances, which takes time. Even if we suggest taking legal action from the start, it takes time to investigate your accident and gather evidence.
If you fail to file your lawsuit within your deadline, you could lose your chance to hold a negligent party responsible. The court could dismiss your case. Don’t let someone who caused your injuries get away with it.
The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin working on your case. We can help you abide by the statute of limitations and will promptly work on your case.
Types of Personal Injuries for Which You Can Receive Compensation
Our law firm will determine the impact of your injuries on your quality of life. We will also review your medical bills, employment statements, and other information to establish the cost of treatment.
Some injuries for which you can receive compensation include:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord trauma
- Vision loss
- Strains and sprains
- Ligament tears
Medical Documentation Is Invaluable Evidence
We encourage you to get medical attention after getting hurt. Not only could this stabilize your condition, but you can also get evidence from your doctor to support your case.
For example, medical evidence could link your chronic pain to the whiplash you suffered in a car accident. It can also help us determine what fair compensation would look like, depending on the extent of treatment your specific injuries require.
The last thing you want is an insurance adjuster to deny your claim. They could argue that you contributed to your injuries and losses if you forgo treatment.
What to Do After Getting Hurt in an Athens Personal Injury Accident
We want you to focus on your health and well-being after getting hurt. We handle everything required to resolve it when you allow us to take on your personal injury case. You can help us in this endeavor by:
- Limiting your posts on social media about your injuries and situation
- Keeping all information about your case
- Completing your medical treatment
- Abstaining from any activity that could make your injuries worse
- Discussing any settlement offers from the insurer with your lawyer before accepting them
You should also avoid giving the insurance representative a recorded statement. By doing so, you give them the chance to edit the recording and take your answers out of context.
When we take on your case, your lawyer acts as your advocate and communicates with insurers or defense attorneys. We can also review your statement before you submit it to an insurer.
We Make Our Legal Services Accessible
We understand you are already facing losses. Instead of adding to your financial strain, we make our services affordable. It costs nothing upfront to start your case, and we only collect a percentage of any compensation we win on your behalf.
Call Kaine Law to Learn More About Your Case
You deserve to rest and recuperate after suffering injuries in an accident. You don’t need to hassle with the legal process alone. Right now, you have the opportunity to explore your options with our team during a free case review. We will ask you questions about your situation, including the nature of your accident and the cost of your losses.
Feel free to ask us questions, too. We want you to fully understand what it means to work with a personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law. To connect with our Georgia law firm, call (404) 214-2001.