With the help of an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer from Kaine Law, you could recover compensation for your losses if you were hurt in a pedestrian accident. Our team can file your claim, communicate with the insurer, and answer any questions you might have.
We work on contingency. In this payment structure, we only get paid our attorney’s fees if we resolve your situation. Your time to act may be limited, so prompt legal action is of the essence.
Types of Damages for Which You Can Seek Compensation
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following:
Your Medical Bills
You may have suffered severe injuries in your pedestrian accident. We believe that if another party’s negligence caused you harm, you should not have to pay for your medical treatments.
Your compensable medical expenses could include the following:
- The ambulance ride
- Physical therapy
- Residency in a specialized care facility
- Assistive devices, like wheelchairs
- Doctors’ visits
- Imaging scans and other forms of diagnostic testing
We can also help you recover compensation for any healthcare expenses that you may incur in the future because of your condition.
Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earning Potential
You may be unable to work, whether in the short- or long-term. Our team can determine the value of your lost employee benefits, income, and bonuses by reviewing your employment records. We can also consult economists to learn more about how much you lost in job-related benefits.
Pain and Suffering
Georgia does not place a dollar amount on how much you can request for pain and suffering. This expense is meant to account for the physical and emotional pain you suffered.
The monetary value of your pain and suffering will depend on:
- Your quality of life
- The extent of your injuries
- Your expected recovery period
- The cost of your economic damages
- How much time you missed from work
- Whether you will have a permanent disability
Kaine Law can determine how much your pain and suffering is worth. We will work with the insurer to get what you are owed.
Following your pedestrian accident, your earning power and day-to-day function may be significantly limited. This can also be included in your claim.
These are just a handful of the damages that your Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer could recover for you and your loved ones. After evaluating your case, we can explain your financial recovery options and what measures we will take to secure compensation.
Since we began practicing personal injury law, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are going to do everything in our power to secure compensation for your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Atlanta, call 404-214-2001
The State’s Statute of Limitations’ Impact On Your Case
Most pedestrian accident cases in Georgia are resolved through insurance negotiations. However, depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may need to file a lawsuit to resolve your case. Not only can our team cross-examine witnesses, communicate with the other party’s legal counsel, and present your case, but we can also determine how long you have to act under the state’s statute of limitations.
For instance, if you were hit by a MARTA bus, you could sue the city of Atlanta. In this instance, you would have six months to take action, per O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5. However, if you were struck by a negligent motorist, you could have up to two years to file your lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
Kaine Law can determine how long you have to file and present your case. Even if you believe that the statute of limitations has run out on your case, some exceptions may give you more time to file your pedestrian accident lawsuit. Your lawyer can help explain these exceptions to you.
Steps Your Lawyer Will Take to Help Your Case Succeed
You should not have to bear the responsibility of managing a personal injury claim on your own. Let our team do that for you.
Some of our services include:
Collecting Evidence to Prove Fault
Earlier, we talked about how we will need to determine who caused your accident to pursue compensation. To do this, we will need to gather and review evidence.
Some pieces of evidence that we can use to prove fault include:
- The at-fault motorist’s driving history
- Photos of the accident scene
- The police report
- Traffic camera footage
- Testimony from an accident reconstruction specialist
We can also talk to witnesses. They may be able to provide further insight into the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Calculating the Cost of Your Damages
We want to account for the losses that you will experience both now and in the future.
We will calculate the cost of your accident-related losses by:
- Reviewing your employment records
- Interviewing people close to you who understand your situation
- Consulting economists
- Researching the outcomes of cases similar to yours
- Talking to your healthcare team about your ongoing medical expenses
Negotiating a Settlement
The insurance company may not want to settle your case right away. They may delay the claims process by saying that you do not have evidence to support your allegations. They may say that they are not liable for your expenses.
We can negotiate with the insurance company by:
- Presenting the cost of your damages
- Highlighting what sections of the liable policy entitle you to damages
- Managing verbal and written correspondence with the insurance company
- Shielding you against bad faith insurance practices
If negotiations with the insurance company do not prove to be fruitful, then we can file a lawsuit against the party that caused your accident.
Call Kaine Law to Get Started On Your Case
A lawyer from our firm who handles pedestrian accident cases in Atlanta can manage all the details of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Call (404) 214-2001 for your free consultation with a member of our team. We can answer your questions, address your concerns, and dispel any misconceptions that you may have about the legal process.