The following links will provide answers to some frequently asked questions about personal injury law:
- What to Do if Seriously Injured in an Auto Accident
- Motorcycle Accident Questions
- The Importance of Hiring an Attorney After an Accident
- Georgia Driver Responsibility Act — TADRA
- Auto Accident Common Misconceptions
- Obtaining Your Auto Accident Police Report
- Helpful Forms
- How do I know how much my case is worth?
- Should I settle my case with an insurance adjuster?
- Should I try to obtain a partial settlement from the insurance company for my injury?
- What are some steps I should take to preserve my rights if I have been injured by another?
- How do I know if I have a claim?
- Ever wonder what to do after an automobile accident?
Q: How do I know how much my case is worth?
A: The monetary compensation you may obtain for your individual injury depends upon many factors, including the type of injury you suffered, the permanency of your injury, any preexisting injuries, your present and future medical bills, the pain and suffering caused by your injury, your loss of income due to the injury, and your ability to proceed with your life as you did prior to the injury. A skilled attorney can guide you through the complexity of these factors, which is why it is essential to seek counsel earlier rather than later in the negotiation process.
Q: Should I settle my case with an insurance adjuster?
A: Often, the nature and extent of your injuries are not clear until some time after the accident. An adjuster will try to encourage you to quickly settle based on a "formula." Do not be misled. Do not settle your case with an insurance adjuster until you have sought the advice of counsel.
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Q: Should I try to obtain a partial settlement from the insurance company for my injury?
A: No. An insurance company will only settle if they can dispose of your entire claim.
Q: What are some steps I should take to preserve my rights if I have been injured by another?
A: You can greatly assist in your own recovery if you document everything you can about the injury. For instance, write down everything you remember and keep names, addresses, and phone numbers of all those involved who may have observed the accident. Also, any photographic evidence you can obtain can also be very helpful. Most importantly, talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, before making statements to insurance company representatives, so that your ability to recover will not be jeopardized. Remember, there is a time limit on your right to file a claim.
Q: How do I know if I have a claim?
A: The law applicable to your claim depends upon the type of case. For instance, in a motor vehicle accident scenario, you must be able to prove that another person's negligence, that is the failure to exercise ordinary care, caused your injury. If your carelessness contributed to your injury, your damages may be reduced proportionately. A knowledgeable personal injury/ auto accident attorney in Atlanta can advise you of the law and whether, under the facts applicable to your case, you have a claim against another for your injuries.
Kaine Law, LLC is proud to offer accident victims trustworthy and personalized legal service. To us, you are more than just a client. We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if and when you collect a settlement. The moment you step into our office, we are prepared to provide you with sound legal advice.
If you have recently been injured, you may have many questions about how to move forward. When you contact us, you speak directly with an Atlanta auto accident lawyer.
Q: Ever wonder what to do after an automobile accident?
"It came out of nowhere."
This is frequently heard from people involved in car accidents. Although it's not true in terms of where a driver came from, car accidents can seemingly come from nowhere and occur when you least expect them.
Car accidents can leave the most level-headed motorists shocked, stunned and more than a little shaken.
The first few calls that you should make after you've been involved in a car accident should be to the police, your insurance agent or a personal-injury lawyer. Amid the conflicting advice online, we'll take a look at what you should do in the event you're involved in a scrape, smash or other unfortunate car accident.
Read more at CNN: What to do after a car accident
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Everyone at Kaine Law, LLC — from our highly qualified lawyers to our dedicated staff — is ready to serve you. We realize that auto accidents can cause serious injuries that can affect every aspect of your life. If you are the victim of a car accident, we want to be your voice. To speak to an experienced lawyer, contact us today by phone at 877-884-8579 or via our online form. Hablamos español.