If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, you could qualify for damages, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. While holding one or more parties responsible can be a complicated, stressful process, Kaine Law can help you.
A Valdosta motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can gather evidence, file paperwork, and even help you receive the proper medical treatment you need. Do not let fear, stress, or intimidation keep you from pursuing the damages you are entitled to recover!
Damages Cover Any Accident-Related Expenses
Pursuing compensation is about not only receiving medical care but also rectifying an injustice. Adequate damages can help you return to the state you were in prior to the crash. If that is not possible, you can receive additional funds to compensate you for how the accident has altered your life.
Every accident is different, so your recoverable damages are tailored to your specific needs. As your legal support, we evaluate all aspects and then fight for what you deserve. These damages can include:
- Emergency care
- Ambulance rides
- Hospital stays
- Medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Ongoing care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Disability and scarring
A combined effort from your doctor and your legal team can determine what complications lie in your future and seek compensation to reflect that.
Crashes involving motorcycles are 27 times more fatal than a regular motor vehicle accident, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). When someone dies in a motorcycle accident, their surviving loved ones may be uncertain of their rights.
If you lost someone in a motorcycle accident, you can pursue damages for:
- Medical costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial support
- Pain and suffering
A Valdosta motorcycle accident lawyer from Kaine Law can help pursue the appropriate damages on behalf of you and your loved one.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Valdosta, call 404-214-2001
The Process to Obtain Compensation
In order to pursue damages, you will have to prove that negligence caused your motorcycle accident, whether you are battling an insurance company or filing a personal injury lawsuit. In either case, demonstrating negligence requires satisfying four elements:
Duty of Care
All drivers have a duty of care to drive with reasonable caution and attention.
“Reasonable” is a key term in legal matters, as it involves comparing how a driver behaved compared to what another driver would do in similar circumstances. For example, a reasonable driver would not get behind the wheel while drunk. Likewise, a reasonable driver would not weave in and out of traffic at a dangerous speed.
Many duties of care are actually part of the law, but some are common sense, such as checking traffic before pulling out of a parking space. If you are unsure whether a driver owed you a duty of care, get in touch with our team.
Breach of Duty
This element refers to any action that deviates from the caution and responsibility we outlined above, including:
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving drunk
- Texting while driving
- Failure to yield
- Wrong-way driving
- Improper lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Aggressive driving
Essentially, any preventable action or inaction that puts others at risk is a breach of duty of care.
To hold a driver liable, we will have to demonstrate that their negligent action led to your injuries. This element is where our evidence-gathering can help support your claim. We can link their breach of duty of care with your injuries by:
- Collecting photos from the scene
- Reviewing CCTV or bystander video footage
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting experts about your accident
- Reconstructing the events that led to the crash
- Evaluating road and weather conditions
- Obtaining police reports and citations
We compile this information for you and establish that the other driver’s action or inaction directly resulted in your condition.
Once all three previous aspects have been demonstrated, we argue that you are therefore entitled to compensation. After all, by not upholding their responsibility to keep others safe on the road, the driver caused you harm.
As your legal team, our role is to gather the evidence and construct the argument necessary to prove that your accident involved all four elements, from the initial circumstances to the injuries that resulted.
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Other Responsibilities We Take On
Although presenting the evidence of negligence is a big part of your claim or lawsuit, the process of receiving specific damages may involve negotiation. At this stage, we:
- Review settlement offers or denials of coverage
- Negotiate with the other parties and/or their attorneys
- Act as an intermediary between you and them
- Maintain communication regarding developments
- Convert legal jargon into understandable language
- File your lawsuit within Georgia’s mandated deadline (C.G.A. § 9-3-33)
In short, we work to make the process as painless and easy for you as possible, shouldering the day-to-day minutia of your case while you focus on healing.
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We Stand Up for Injured Valdosta Motorcyclists
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to accidents and more at risk for injuries and fatalities when accidents do happen. At Kaine Law, we don’t want you to feel more vulnerable when facing insurance companies, negligent parties, or aggressive attorneys.
Call our office today at (404) 214-2001 to learn how a Valdosta motorcycle accident lawyer on our team can support you as you seek justice. The first consultation is free. If we take your case, you will not owe us anything unless and until you are awarded compensation.