If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. One of our motorcycle accident lawyers working in Mableton can help you pursue these damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
How a Mableton Motorcycle Accident with Our Firm will Fight for You
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Your Lawyer will Investigate Your Motorcycle Accident
In order to determine what happened and who is responsible, your lawyer will investigate your motorcycle accident. They will uncover evidence that proves who was negligent and therefore liable for your injuries. Some evidence includes photos and videos from the accident scene, eyewitness accounts, and the accident report.
This evidence will demonstrate that the negligent party is liable for your injuries and therefore show that your case meets the following criterion:
- Duty of care: First, they will prove that you were owed something called a duty of care. This is a duty the defendant owes you to behave in a reasonably safe way.
- Breach of duty: Next, your lawyer will prove that they failed to meet this duty. Usually, this is done by proving the defendant committed a negligent act.
- Causation: Then, your lawyer will need to prove that this breach of duty caused your motorcycle accident.
- Damages: Finally, your lawyer must prove that this accident resulted in damages. These are injuries or harms for which you should be compensated.
Once your lawyer has established negligence through the evidence, they will continue to build a robust case on your behalf.
Your Lawyer will Negotiate for You
Next, your lawyer will use this evidence to negotiate for your rights. Insurance companies will often try to limit their expenses and offer you less money than you are owed. Your lawyer knows this and will use their experience and knowledge to negotiate the best possible settlement for your case.
Your Lawyer will Fight for You
However, you do not have to settle if the insurance company will not pay you the amount you deserve. A Mableton lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will fight for you in court if need be, presenting your motorcycle accident case to a judge or jury and letting them decide.
This is why it is important to find an attorney you can trust: trust to look out for your best interests and to not back down when the going gets tough. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we are trial lawyers who will not hesitate to try any case that warrants it.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Information
Here is information to help you better understand the process of filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Georgia:
Recoverable Damages in Motorcycle Accident Cases
You can recover two main types of compensatory damages through a motorcycle accident lawsuit: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover your financial losses, such as your past and future medical bills, lost wages, future lost earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses. If you lost your loved one to a motorcycle accident, then you can recover economic damages for their medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and funeral and burial costs.
Non-economic damages include intangible losses such as your physical pain and mental suffering, as well as your loss of enjoyment of life. If you lost your loved one to a motorcycle accident, you can pursue damages for their pain and suffering as well as your own anguish at their loss.
Georgia Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
According to OCGA §9-3-33, the statute of limitations on bringing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Georgia is generally two years from the time of the incident. However, there may be circumstances that shorten or lengthen the amount of time you have to file. Your lawyer will be able to give you a better idea of your options for filing suit after reviewing your case.
It is still vital that you act quickly. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the two-year deadline, your case will be declared null and void—leaving you to deal with your damages on your own.
Modified Comparative Negligence
Proving that the other party was negligent is an important part of your motorcycle accident lawsuit: however, that does not mean that you have to be blameless. In fact, according to OCGA §51-12-33, Georgia’s modified comparative negligence statute, you can recover damages as long as the defendant in your case is more to blame than you are.
Keep in mind that you may not get all of your damages if you hold partial blame. To illustrate, if you are found to be 25% at fault for the accident, you will get 75% of the compensation you would have won if you were in no way at fault.
Even if you share some responsibility for your accident, you should still consider reaching out to our firm to learn about your options.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Now
At our firm, we work for a contingency fee, which means that you don’t owe us any money unless and until you win compensation for your injuries.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to receive your free consultation and to learn more about how one of our lawyers will fight for your rights after you get hurt in a motorcycle accident in Mableton. We are ready, and the sooner you call, the sooner we can get started on your case.