Any car accident can be complicated, but you should be aware of some extra steps involved when you’re in an accident with a leased car. After you’ve notified the dealer about your accident, you can seek compensation if the other driver was at fault.
We can help you handle every step of a claim involving a leased car in Atlanta. We will assess your losses, build evidence for your case, and speak with the insurance companies for you.
Important Steps to Take After a Leased Car Accident
First, you should call the police to file an accident report and seek medical care for your injuries. Then, consider these important steps to take when your leased car was in a crash:
- Notify the dealership or the leasing company.
- Notify your insurance carrier.
- Consider a free case review with our team to learn your options.
The dealer or leasing company may require that you proceed with a particular process after an accident, so check your lease agreement before arranging repairs.
If Someone Driving a Leased Car Hit You
A leased car driver is still required to maintain an auto insurance policy per Georgia’s minimum insurance requirements. They may also carry additional coverage based on the requirements of their leasing company.
You may also want to have a case review with our team. If your losses go beyond the available coverage of their insurance policy, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit to seek additional compensation.
For a free legal consultation, call 404-214-2001
Filing a Claim or Lawsuit Against the Responsible Party
Whether you were driving a leased car or a leased car driver hit you, you can file an insurance claim or lawsuit when someone else caused the crash and your injuries. To do so, we can help you with the following:
Determining the Value of Your Case
We can calculate both financial and non-financial losses when we determine your case value. Your recoverable losses may include:
- Medical bills, including emergency room care, surgeries, visits to a doctor, specialist visits, diagnostic tests, and more
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity, reflecting the income you lost because of your injuries as well as any reduced ability to earn at your former income levels
- Pain and suffering, which can compensate you for the hardships and physical pain you faced
- Out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical assistive equipment and more
We will seek compensation for your past, present, and future losses in these categories. For instance, if you have scheduled surgeries coming up in the near future or will need to continue doing physical therapy, we can estimate these costs when we file your claim or suit.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
It may seem like an insurance claim would be simple, but you could face challenges during the process. We can handle all communication and negotiation for you so that you don’t have to deal with insurers who:
- Deny your claim outright
- Claim you caused your own injuries or made them worse
- Push you to accept a low initial settlement offer
We will represent your best interests at the negotiating table.
Ensuring Your Case Complies with Important Laws
After an Atlanta car accident, many laws may affect your case, such as:
- C.G.A. § 9-3-33, the state’s statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit
- C.G.A. § 51-12-33, which details contributory negligence rules in Georgia
The statute of limitations defines how long you have to file a lawsuit, which is two years. After that time, you may be prevented from seeking compensation from the at-fault driver.
In Georgia, modified comparative negligence laws mean that you can still seek compensation when you share fault for an accident. Still, your level of fault may reduce your settlement or award.
We can explain all of these laws to you. We can also ensure your case evidence is well prepared so that you can seek the best possible results.
Should You Work with a Lawyer to Handle Your Case?
You may be considering your legal options, and you may wonder if it makes sense to hire a lawyer. Keep in mind that if you work with our team, we work based on contingency, which means that:
- You owe no upfront costs to get started.
- We only receive our payment if we win your case.
- This payment comes as a percentage of your final settlement or award.
- We will agree with you on this rate from the outset of your case, so there are no surprises.
You don’t have to wait to get legal help. You may have many questions about how to handle a leased car accident, and we can begin working with you immediately—without any retainer fees involved.
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We Can Get to Work for You After a Leased Car Accident
At our firm, we work hard for each of our clients. With more than multiple decades of experience with personal injury cases, we will use our knowledge to pursue fair compensation for you.
Our results for clients include:
- $571,498 for a car accident
- $4,325,000 for a DUI car accident
- $900,000 for a car accident
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Speak with someone from Kaine Law about your leased car accident in Atlanta today: (404) 214-2001.