Motorcyclists have every right to share the roadway with regular drivers. Thankfully, if you have been victimized by a negligent driver while driving your motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured.
You can secure an award for the economic losses you have faced, your mental anguish, and your ongoing physical burdens while you work to settle your case.
Moving forward, our Kennesaw motorcycle accident attorneys want you to know that it is normal to feel apprehensive about filing a legal claim after a life-changing accident like this. You are not alone. Our law firm can file a lawsuit, go ahead with an insurance claim, or anything in between.
What Losses Can You Receive Compensation for After Your Motorcycle Accident?
Georgia’s civil court allows victims to seek economic and non-economic damages from the parties responsible for their motorcycle accidents. That means you can collect financial compensation for your short-term and long-term physical ailments, monetary losses, and psychological hardships related to your accident.
Ultimately, every victim comes away from their accident with a unique combination of hardships. Fortunately, you could seek many damages when you file a lawsuit or insurance claim related to your negligent accident, including:
- Loss of quality of life
- Medical bills from in-patient and out-patient treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Repairing and replacing your damaged property
- Lost income due to your inability to work while recovering from your injuries (including permanent loss of earning capacity)
- Coping with the day-to-day impact of permanent disabilities
- Mental anguish, including damaged relationships, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more
- And more
Sadly, motorcycle accidents are among the most deadly vehicle accidents on Kennesaw’s roadways. If you lost a loved one during a negligent accident, you could sue for wrongful death, seeking damages for their end-of-life care, the burial costs, and the mental pain you have endured from their passing.
If you still have questions, your motorcycle accident lawyer can give you more information on the type of damages you may qualify for.
How “Comparative Negligence” May Reduce Your Financial Settlement
In the eyes of the law, multiple parties – and environmental factors – can cause the same motorcycle accident. As such, if you bear some of the fault for your accident, the court will consider that before they award you any financial compensation. In Georgia, like many other states, this legal concept is described as “comparative negligence.”
As detailed under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, the court will translate your personal liability into a percentage out of 100%. If your portion of fault is more than 50%, you will be deemed ineligible for compensation. The court will reduce your settlement proportionately for all percentages less than 50%.
Accordingly, if you are found responsible for 15% of your accident, your settlement will shrink by 15%. If you are still confused about how this law will apply to your specific set of circumstances, your motorcycle accident attorney can establish negligence in your Kennesaw case.
How Attorneys Determine the Overall Value of Your Motorcycle Accident Case
When you retain a motorcycle accident lawyer, your legal team will help calculate your case value by examining the sum of your financial expenses, work-related losses, mental anguish, and physical ailments. If your accident resulted in the death of a family member, the psychological impact of their death would be taken into consideration, in addition to their medical expenses and funeral costs.
One of the more difficult challenges faced by victims is assigning a suitable financial sum to mental anguish. Lawyers combat this by multiplying financial losses for an appropriate value for non-tangible pain and suffering.
You must reach a settlement that truly covers the scope of all your hardships otherwise you may be left wanting for more in the years that follow. You will not get a second chance to bring the same party to court for the same accident.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Kennesaw, call (404) 888-8888
What Our Attorneys Serving Kennesaw Can Do for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Your attorney can handle all the parts of your case that may cause you to stress during this difficult period of your life. Without prior legal experience, you may find many aspects of the personal injury process confusing—or at least time-consuming. With a team of attorneys in your corner, you can dedicate yourself to recovering from your injuries and putting this whole ordeal behind you.
Our law firm is happy to provide numerous legal services to help put your mind at ease from the very beginning of your case to the conclusion, including:
- Taking your case civil court – if we cannot reach a fair settlement beforehand
- Pinpointing liability
- Calculating case values
- Handling lawsuits and insurance claims within the appropriate statute of limitations
- Negotiating a settlement that fits your unique needs
- Studying legal precedents
- Finding the appropriate expert witnesses to assist your case
How Attorney Fees Work at Our Law Firm
Here at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we realize the tremendous financial toll motorcycle accidents can have on you and your loved ones. That is why we do not charge our clients any fees up front for our legal services.
You are not required to pay us anything out of pocket before we start on your case. There is no retainer fee or hourly wages. Instead, we find it easier on our clients if we work for contingency fees. As such, we will agree upon retaining a certain percentage of your settlement if you win your case.
If you do not win your case or receive a financial settlement or award, you are free to move on without paying us anything.
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Keeping Track of the Deadline on Motorcycle Accident Cases
In Georgia, all civil cases are subject to a specific statute of limitations, depending on the claim. Keeping with O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, motorcycle accidents need to be filed within two years of your injuries. However, cases against government entities must be filed even sooner, depending on the target of your claim.
The sooner you contact our law firm, the sooner we can get started working on your fight for compensation within the appropriate deadline.
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Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Fighting for Justice in Kennesaw
Our attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers have made it our goal to make our legal system work for everyone—regardless of financial situation, way of life, or any other factors that may be holding them back. Our attorneys serving Kennesaw are here to fight for your motorcycle accident case to the best of our abilities, from start to finish.
To learn more about fighting for your right to compensation after a motorcycle accident in Kennesaw, reach out to a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member today at (404) 888-8888. A representative will be standing by to provide your free consultation.