At our Georgia injury firm, we’re not just lawyers; we’re educators. We pride ourselves on making information about the claims process accessible to those who need it. Here, we’ve created a guide to motorcycle accident claims that answers many case-related questions.
The most important thing to know is this: if you or a loved one suffered harm in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. You have the opportunity to partner with our firm on your case.
Who Can File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Georgia?
You can file a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit if:
- You experienced a motorcycle accident.
- Your loved one suffered harm in a motorcycle accident, and you are their spouse, parent, or estate’s representative.
O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33 covers contributory negligence in Georgia. Per this statute, you may recover compensation for losses even if you are partially liable for your motorcycle accident. If your percentage of fault crosses a certain threshold, this can affect your right to damages.
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What Are the Deadlines for Filing Motorcycle Accident Claims in Georgia?
The liable insurance company will have its own deadline for accepting your claim. Generally, insurance providers want to know about collisions immediately.
The state outlines how long you have to file your motorcycle accident lawsuit. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have a two-year window to file your case. The same two-year eligibility period applies to wrongful death lawsuits, too.
The word “generally” is very important. There may be exceptions to the statute of limitations that give you more or less time to file.
What Damages Can You Receive from a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Your compensable damages depend on your losses. Motorcycle accidents affect victims differently but, in general, you can recover:
The Cost of Your Necessary Medical Expenses
Compensable healthcare expenses may comprise:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency department care
- Diagnostic imaging scans
- Pain-relieving medication
- Physical therapy and mental health services
Your medical expenses may rise as your recovery progresses. By partnering with our firm, we can evaluate the cost of your past, present, and future healthcare expenses.
Income Losses and Property Damage Expenses
The collision may have damaged your motorcycle and caused you to miss time from work. In this case, specific recoverable damages include:
- The loss of your regular earnings
- Lost opportunities for retirement contributions and performance bonuses
- The cost to repair your motorcycle
- Lost tips, bonuses, and freelance contracts
We will use your employment history and property damage receipts to calculate these losses.
Non-Economic Damages, Such as Pain and Suffering
Motorcycle accidents don’t just cause financial losses; they also result in emotional and physical hardships. Compensatory damages in these situations include:
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
Wrongful Death-Related Losses
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we can seek compensation for the cost of their funeral, pain and suffering, and healthcare expenses. Your own loss of support, companionship, and financial protection may entitle you to further awards.
We review every client’s case individually to identify every eligible damage.
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What is the Average Value of a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Georgia?
Most motorcycle accident claims end with insurance settlements. These outcomes are confidential, only known to the involved lawyers, claimants, and insurance providers. So, we cannot provide an accurate value to motorcycle accident claims in general.
What matters most is your possible settlement. We will focus on pursuing an award that covers your injury-related losses.
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Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?
The law doesn’t require you to work with a lawyer. However, there are several benefits to hiring our firm, including:
- We can handle all of your case’s obligations. While we investigate your accident, negotiate a settlement, and prepare for trial, you can focus on getting better.
- Using our network of resources, we can assign an accurate dollar value to your claim. Claimants with legal backgrounds seldom know the true value of their cases.
- Our decades of experience have provided invaluable insight into the legal process. We know a fair offer when we see one, and we can protect you against any bad faith insurance practices.
- Insurance companies have reputations for being bullies. These for-profit agencies will do anything to avoid paying claims. With our team on your side, we can seek the best possible outcome.
Hiring our firm costs you nothing out of pocket because we work on a contingency-fee basis. You only pay our attorney’s fees if we secure a fair outcome for your case.
Call Kaine Law Today About Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
Kaine Law can serve as your guide to motorcycle accident claims in Georgia. We’re ready to hear about your situation and start advocating for you. Begin your free case review by dialing (404) 214-2001.