You or a loved one might have been injured due to negligence. If you are interested in recovering compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income, Kaine Law is here to help you.
A Carrollton personal injury lawyer can calculate the cost of your losses, pursue compensation, and hold the other party accountable for their actions.
Determining if You Qualify for Compensation
Our team can evaluate your circumstances to determine whether you are eligible to seek compensation for your damages. In most cases, to recover your losses, we must prove:
- Another party had a duty of care toward you.
- The other party breached their duty of care.
- You were injured as a direct result of their actions (also called causation).
- You suffered financial losses (also called damages).
If you are pursuing compensation on behalf of a lost loved one, our team can determine if your relationship to the decedent allows you to take legal action.
You Must File Your Lawsuit Within the Applicable Time Period
To qualify for compensation, you must file your case within the statute of limitations. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 says that for most personal injury cases, claimants have two years to take action.
However, this deadline may not apply to you if:
- You were injured as a minor.
- You were deemed to have a disability or were cognitively impaired as a result of the accident.
In some situations, you may not know when you got hurt or sick. This could be the case if you were injured due to a defective product. A Carrollton personal injury lawyer can determine how long you have to file your case.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Carrollton, call 404-214-2001
Kaine Law’s Practice Areas
We can provide legal help to you in a number of personal injury cases, including vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases, dog bites, premises liability, golf cart and ATV accidents, boating and train accidents, product liability, and workers’ compensation.
Read on to discover how we could help you in the following specific situations:
A Motor Vehicle Accident
In this situation, we can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. The Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire (OCI) says that all drivers in the state must have insurance.
We will work to recover compensation through settlement negotiations. If the insurer will not agree to a fair settlement, however, we can file a lawsuit and pursue compensation in that manner.
In cases where you lost a loved one to an accident caused by negligence, we can help you pursue a recovery for a number of your losses. These may include damages for funeral and burial costs, medical costs, and intangible losses.
A Dog Bite
If you were bitten by a dog, we can seek evidence to prove that the dog’s owner should be liable for your costs and losses after an attack. To prove this, we can use testimony from witnesses and any existing police reports.
A Slip and Fall
All property owners, regardless of whether they are responsible for public or private property, have an obligation to keep visitors safe. This means sealing off hazardous areas, remedying dangers, or warning guests of a hazard.
A Defective Product
USA.gov notes that child safety seats, food, medication, vehicles, toys, and cosmetics are commonly recalled products. You could have been injured in a single accident due to a malfunctioning product. In other situations, you could develop illnesses due to exposure to a product over a long period.
A Workplace Accident
If you suffered an on-the-job accident, you could have the following options:
- You could file a workers’ compensation claim. Most workers in the state are entitled to benefits. We can file your claim and guide you through the financial recovery process.
- You could sue another party. In this instance, your options would depend on how you were injured. If you were hurt due to unsafe work conditions or a defective product, you could pursue compensation through a lawsuit.
You usually cannot sue your employer. However, if you have this option, we can provide more information about it. Kaine Law can determine what options you have and help carry them out. We handle other practice areas than those listed here, like boating, bicycle, and train accidents.
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What You Could Recover Through a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit
Your recoverable damages will depend on numerous aspects of your case, including how you were injured and the severity of your condition. We can calculate and pursue the cost of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement, scarring, and disability
- Lost employee benefits, commissions, tips, and bonuses
We can also recover funeral costs if you lost a loved one.
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We Can Deal With the Insurance Company for You
After being injured, your focus should be on recovering––not dealing with the insurer. Sometimes, these organizations will do everything in their power to stop people from seeking the money they may deserve.
Protect You from Bad Faith Insurance Practices
O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34 outlines some examples of bad faith insurance tactics. These are strategies that are meant to derail your case or otherwise stall the process of paying for your losses.
Examples can include:
- The claims adjuster makes promises that they cannot (or do not intend to) keep
- They deny your claim without giving a written reason why
- They offer you less money than you need––despite clear evidence as to why
- They refuse to investigate the circumstances of your claim
They may ask you to give a recorded statement. You are under no obligation to do this. By giving such a statement, you give the insurer ammunition that they can use to devalue your damages.
Handle All Communications
With a lawyer from our team on your side, you do not have to talk to the insurance representative. If they call you or send you messages, forward them to Kaine Law. We can answer them on your behalf.
Negotiate a Settlement
We can go back and forth with the insurer until we come to an agreement. There is no telling how long this will take. However, you can rest assured that we will have your interests in mind when fighting for you.
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In Pain? Call Kaine Law
Your free case review is just a phone call away. Dial (404) 214-2001 to learn more about working with a Carrollton personal injury lawyer from our firm.