Kaine Law could help you recover compensation if you were hurt in an accident with a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) vehicle. We are prepared to do everything necessary to guide your case to completion.
You can learn more about how we can advocate for you by calling our team today. Our lawyers can manage your case for nothing upfront.
We Work On a Contingency-Fee Basis
After getting hit by a MARTA vehicle, you are likely dealing with a host of accident-related damages, some of which may cost thousands of dollars.
We do not want the cost of our help to be a burden to you and your loved ones. That is why we work on a contingency-fee basis. Payment for our help is “contingent” on us securing damages for you.
If we take your case but later on discover that we cannot win it, then you owe us nothing.
You May Have a Short Time to Take Action
For most motor vehicle accident lawsuits, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 explains that injured people have two years to file their lawsuits. However, because MARTA is owned and operated by the government, you have less than two years to take action.
According to O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5, you have six months from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. The city of Atlanta owns MARTA. Depending on the facts of your case, you could have a case against the city.
Our team can communicate with the city’s legal counsel, identify the cause of your accident, and fight to negotiate a settlement deal that works for everyone. You can call Kaine Law today to learn more about your case’s prospects.
Recoverable Damages In a MARTA Accident Case
Going up against the city of Atlanta may seem intimidating. However, with Kaine Law on your side, it does not have to be.
In the past, we have secured the following verdicts from negligent parties:
- $5.7 million for an accident caused by unsafe road conditions
- $11 million for a car accident
- $4.3 million for a drinking and driving accident
We have experience going up against government departments and municipalities. Our team of lawyers has over 20 years of collective experience when advocating for injured people.
We can help you secure:
These are losses that have “price tags.” Your property damage receipts, employment records, and medical bills can help us calculate these expenses.
Some economic damages in your case may include:
- The cost of treatment, hospitalization, and other medical-related expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
If you lost a loved one due to an accident with a MARTA vehicle, you may be able to recover funeral bills and medical expenses through a wrongful death claim.
Contrary to economic damages, non-economic damages do not come with dollar amounts. Their values are based on claimants’ situations.
Some non-economic damages that our team can secure for you include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
In a wrongful death case, non-economic damages can include loss of consortium and loss of parental guidance.
How a MARTA Accident Lawyer Can Help You Secure Compensation
Our mission is to secure compensation for injured people. You can rest assured that we will have that same goal in mind while we advocate for your legal rights.
We will build your case by:
When we file your claim, the insurer will ask us to prove that you were hurt and suffered financial losses. We cannot prove your case without evidence. Yet, we could collect and use the following to help you seek compensation:
- Your medical history
- Employment records
- Pay stubs
- Statements from witnesses
- Statements from healthcare consultants and accident reconstruction specialists
- The police report
We can also use traffic camera footage to learn more about how your accident happened and who can be held responsible.
If you were hit by a MARTA vehicle, there might have been witnesses to the event. We can use their testimony to shed light on your case.
We could interview the following:
- Passengers aboard the MARTA vehicle
- The attending law enforcement officials
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Your healthcare team
We can also use any correspondence between yourself and the insurer to corroborate any allegations that you make.
For your case to succeed, we must prove negligence. Your lawyer can do this by establishing:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
We must prove that the other party had an obligation to keep you safe. However, because they did not do this, you were hurt and suffered financial losses.
After we have collected sufficient evidence, we will negotiate a settlement with the insurer. If it refuses to pay you for your losses, we could take your case to civil court.
Most Personal Injury Claims Are Settled Before Lawsuits Are Necessary
We have no problem taking your case to court if the liable party refuses to settle your case. However, as noted earlier, you could have as little as six months to hold the city responsible.
To advance your lawsuit, Kaine Law will:
- File your case within the statute of limitations
- Communicate with the defendant’s legal team
- Call upon witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Explain your options
- Present the cost of your current and ongoing expenses
- Advise you on what to say if you take the stand
While your case plays out in court, we will continue working with the insurance company to get a settlement. You have options with Kaine Law. Call us today to begin pursuing compensation.
Kaine Law Is Ready to Take Your Case
Pursuing compensation from the city of Atlanta does not have to be a stressful experience. Our team seeks to make it an empowering one.
Call us today at (404) 214-2001 to talk about working with a MARTA accident lawyer. Your first case review is administered at no cost to you.