Kaine Law can help you seek damages if you were hit by an uninsured motorist in Atlanta. A lawyer from our team can recoup compensation for your healthcare expenses, lost income, and property damage costs.
We can start building your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you because we work on a contingency-fee-basis. To put it simply, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees if we don’t win your case. You can ask us more about this arrangement during your free case review.
Commonly Asked Questions in Uninsured Motorist Accident Cases
We understand that you may have a lot of questions on your mind right now. We have the experience and resources necessary to answer them. Below, we address some frequently asked questions and concerns:
What are Your Options If You Were Hit by an Uninsured Driver?
When you purchased insurance, the representative must have offered you uninsured motorist protection coverage, per OCGA §33-7-11. If you rejected this form of coverage, you must have done so in writing.
You could have uninsured motorist protection coverage included as part of your own policy. We could seek compensation through this avenue. If you do not have this coverage, then we can file a lawsuit against the negligent driver.
What Types of Damages Can You Recover?
You could be eligible to recover a host of economic and non-economic damages, depending on the nature of your situation. Some examples include:
- Pain and suffering (past and present)
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
There is no average settlement amount for these types of situations. The details of your case will determine the cost of your losses.
Do You Need an Uninsured Motorist Lawyer in Atlanta to Manage Your Case?
You are completely within your rights to represent yourself. However, you may want to give this a second thought because:
- If you do not have courtroom experience, successfully pursuing a lawsuit can be difficult.
- You may not have access to certain pieces of evidence, like traffic camera footage.
- Undertaking the strenuous legal process can impede your recovery period.
As noted earlier, you could hire a lawyer from our firm at no upfront or out-of-pocket cost. There is no need to deny yourself legal representation under this type of arrangement.
How Long Do You Have to File Your Lawsuit?
If you do not have uninsured motorist protection coverage, and we have exhausted all other avenues of pursuing financial recovery, we could file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. Per OCGA §9-3-33, you would generally have two years to file your case.
You could have more time to file based on the details of your case. We can review your case and tell you upfront how much time you have to act.
Steps to Take After Getting Hurt in a Collision
If you have never been in a serious accident before, the road ahead of you might seem overwhelming. We do not want you to feel this way. We want to provide you with all the information you need to make decisions.
Here are some things you should be aware of while your case develops:
You do Not Have to Accept the Insurer’s First Offer
If you file a claim with your own insurance company, they may not treat you fairly–even though you are their client. They might offer you less money than you need at first. You do not have to accept this offer. Your legal team can keep negotiating or file a lawsuit in civil court.
You get the final say as to whether you accept an offer–not us. We will not make any decisions on your behalf without your permission.
You Should Not Agree to Give a Recorded Statement
With us on your side, you do not even need to talk to the insurance representatives. We will handle all of these communications. If they ask you to give a recorded statement, we advise against this because:
- The representative could ask you “loaded” questions to which there are no correct answers.
- The representative could use manipulative tactics to take your words out of context and twist them into things you did not intend.
- The representative could misinterpret your statements as an admission of fault or negligence.
You can forward all emails, text messages, and voicemails from the insurer to us. We will handle everything.
How will You Know What Constitutes a Fair Settlement Offer?
The insurer might initially offer you thousands of dollars for your losses. This may seem like a tempting offer. However, that does not mean that this settlement will fully cover your losses.
Your uninsured motorist lawyer will calculate the cost of your damages using:
- Billing statements
- Testimony from economists
- Your employment records
Once we arrive at a sum, we will share our findings with you. This will help you understand what your losses are worth.
We Have Secured Millions for Car Accident Cases
Kaine Law has a track record of success. When it comes to advocating for injured people, we do everything we can to come out on top.
Some of our previous outcomes include:
- $11 million for a car accident claimant
- $5.75 million for a collision caused by poor roadway maintenance
- $4.32 million for a drunk driving accident
- $900,000 for a car accident
- $571,498 for a collision
Our firm is ready to deliver the same customer service and commitment that made these cases successful to you. We are determined to secure a settlement or award that meets your financial needs.
In pain? Call Kaine Law
Our team of lawyers is ready to get started on your case. By dialing (404) 214-2001, you can begin a free case review with our team. Please share with us:
- The date of your accident
- The severity of your injuries
- The types of damages you want to recover
- What you are looking for in an uninsured motorist lawyer serving Atlanta
We can start building your case as soon as possible.