Moped drivers have every right to be on the road alongside cars. Both drivers have a duty of care for others, but drivers of passenger vehicles need to exercise higher caution around moped drivers. As a moped driver, you’re inherently more vulnerable and at risk for severe injury or death in an accident.
If you’ve been in a moped accident, our moped accident lawyers in Marietta can help you get the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Don’t hesitate to reach out and receive a free consultation at no risk or obligation to you. We have decades of experience.
The Law Is on Your Side
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-12-33 details what is known as comparative fault. Under comparative fault, you need to show that you’re less than 50% responsible for your moped accident. If you’re more than 50% responsible, you won’t be able to file your claim. Any percentage below 50% gets deducted from your final settlement.
While the law is on your side and allows for you to pursue financial compensation, it doesn’t guarantee it for you. You still need to prove, either in court or out of court during negotiations, that your accident wasn’t your fault and that your damages warrant a settlement from the at-fault party.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Moped Accident
Our moped accident lawyers in Marietta can help your case in many ways.
Fighting Back Against Insurance Companies
Insurance companies will never try to settle fairly the first time around. They will often try to get you to settle for less and undervalue the severity of your damages. In addition, insurance companies tend to drag out the negotiation process. They do this knowing that your damages are causing you economic strain.
By withholding your settlement from you, you’re more likely to end up settling on their terms. By retaining one of our Marietta moped accident attorneys, you won’t have to wait for months on end for your settlement to come through. We will fight back against the insurance company’s stall tactics and win you compensation as quickly as possible.
Calculating Your Damages Accurately
When it comes to your damages, you need to ensure that you calculate them all as accurately as possible. Remember, once you settle for your desired amount, the insurance company and the at-fault party will no longer have an obligation to pay you anything further.
Economic damages are relatively straightforward to calculate, but non-economic damages are a bit more complex. They require a holistic review of your case and several formulas. Regardless, our lawyers will make sure that they get appropriately reflected in your settlement.
Representing You in Court
Other law firms will hesitate to take your claim to court if necessary. This is primarily due to laziness and a wish to avoid any costly legal fees or wasted time. Trials in court can take a long time to resolve, but our dedication to our clients means we won’t give up on your case. Instead, we will fight till the end to win you a fair settlement.
Fighting Back Moped Rider Stigma
You may think that the stigma for motorcyclists and moped riders doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Insurance companies often view moped riders as entitled and love to engage in risky behavior on the road.
Unfortunately, this stigma can often hurt your chances of getting compensated properly. When we represent your moped accident, we will build a strong case by:
- Gathering all of the evidence related to your accident
- Consult with experts and interview witnesses to obtain supporting testimony
- Handle all communications with other parties
- Ensure that all of your critical documents get filed correctly and on time
We will always fight for your rights and for your voice to get heard. We won’t let stigma get in the way of you getting financial compensation.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages You Can Collect
When it comes to damages, your moped accident attorney in Marietta can outline which of them are relevant to your case. You can recover compensation for many of them, including:
- Wrongful death
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses, treatment, and prescriptions
- Vehicle repairs
- Property damages
- Disability or disfigurement
Virtually any damage related to your moped accident can get compensated for by the at-fault driver responsible.
How Long Do I Have to File a Moped Accident Claim in Marietta?
OCGA § 9-3-33 states that you have two years to file your claim from the date of your moped accident. You don’t get a lot of time to prepare your case. Two years is deceptively long, as it can pass by quickly without a moment’s notice.
Right after your accident, you should speak to one of our attorneys as soon as possible. Don’t underestimate how long you have to file your claim in Marietta.
No Upfront Fees
You may wonder how much hiring a lawyer in Georgia costs. You won’t have to pay anything upfront. We never charge for our services unless we win compensation for you. If we can’t win compensation for your case, you pay us nothing. If we recover compensation, we take a portion to cover your legal fees.
Get a Free Consultation Today
Don’t wait to receive your free consultation today. Our office is available to take your call and answer any of your questions 24/7. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to set up an appointment with one of our Marietta moped accident attorneys. We are ready to help you get justice and head towards the path of recovery.